Use the following template or our MLA Citation Generator to cite a book. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.

Template:

Author Surname, Author Forename. Title. Publisher, Year Published.

Example:

Weir, Andy. Project Hail Mary. Ballantine Books, 2021.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.

Template:

(Author Surname Page number)

Example:

In the book, the main character says, "Only now does it occur to me: I don't know who I am" (Weir 7).

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