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How to Read a Citation: Books

Citation for a book

Here's an example of a book:

an example of a book from BearCat 

Here's how that citation would look when it is formatted (MLA style):

formatted MLA style 


The example citations in this tutorial are each formatted according to a different style guide. Do not use them to format your citations. Consult the manual for the citation style your professor prefers instead.