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Print Book

One author: 

Morrison, Toni. Beloved. Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.

Two authors: 

Lemery, Jay, and Paul Auerbach. Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health. Rowan and Littlefield, 2017. 

More than two authors:

Charon, Rita, et al. The Principles and Practices of Narrative Medicine. Oxford UP, 2017.

Unknown author:

Beowulf. Translated by Alan Sullivan and Timothy Murphy, edited by Sarah Anderson, Pearson, 2004.

An edited book by more than two editors:

Baron, Sabrina Alcorn, et al., editors. Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies after Elizabeth L. Eisenstein. U of Massachusetts P/ Library of Congress, Center for the Book, 2007.

An essay in an edited book:

Dewar, James A., and Peng Hwa Ang. "The Cultural Consequences of Printing and the Internet." Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies after Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, edited by Sabrina Alcorn Baron et al., U of Massachusetts P/ Library of Congress, Center for the Book, 2007, pp. 365-77.

An edition

Rampersad, Arnold. The Life of Langston Hughes. 2nd ed., Oxford UP, 2002. 2 vols.

A single volume in a multivolume work

Rampersad, Arnold. The Life of Langston Hughes. 2nd ed., vol. 2, Oxford UP, 2002.

 

Ebooks

An ebook available for free online:

Miller, Daniel, et al. How the World Changed Social Media. UCL Press, 2016, https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt1g69z35. 

An ebook located through a library database with a DOI:

Kroller, Eva-Marie, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature, Cambridge UP, 2017. Cambridge Core, https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316671764.004.

A purchased ebook:

MLA Handbook. 9th ed., e-book ed., Modern Language Associate of America, 2021.

Chapter from an ebook located through a library database with a DOI:

Toorn, Penny van, and Daniel Justice. "Aboriginal Writing." The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature, edited by Eva-Marie Kroller, Cambridge UP, 2017, pp. 26-58. Cambridge Core, https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316671764.004.