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PATTERN FOR BOOKS IN PAPER FORMAT                               SAMPLE CITATIONS
 Book: Single Author

Author. Title. Place: Publisher, Date. Medium.

 Gladwell, Malcolm. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 2000. Print.
 Book: Two Authors

First Author, and Second Author. Title. Place: Publisher, Date. Medium.

 Gorman, Lyn, and David McLean. Media and Society Into The 21st Century.  Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. Print. 
 Book: Three Authors

First Author, Second Author, and Third Author. Title. Place: Publisher, Date. Medium.

 Laliberte, Norman, Alex Mogelon, and Beatrice Thompson. Pastel, Charcoal, and Chalk Drawing.  New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1973.  Print. 
 Book: More than Three Authors

Author, et al. Title. Place: Publisher, Date. Medium.

 Baker, Margaret, et al. Controlling Movement: A Therapeutic Approach to Early Intervention.  Gaithersburg : Aspen Publishers, 1991. Print.
 Book: No Author

Title. Edition (if given). Place: Publisher, Date. Medium.

 MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed.   New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2009. Print.
 Book with Group Author

Group Name. Title. Edition (if given). Place: Publisher, Date.  Medium.

 American Psychological Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed. Washington: APA, 2010.  Print.
 Book with Editor(s)

Editor(s), eds. Title. Edition (if given). Place: Publisher, Date.  Medium.

 Volf, Miroslave, Ghazi bin Muhammad, and Melissa Yarrington, eds.  A Common Word. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2010. Print.
 Selection from an Anthology

Author (if given). “Title of Anthologized Work.” Title of Book.  Ed. Editor(s). Edition (if given). Place: Publisher, Date.  Page #(s). Medium.

 Shakespeare, William. “King Lear.” The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Ed. Stephen Greenblatt and M. H. Abrams. 5thed.  New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006. 1143-1223. Print.
Selection from a Multi-Volume Series Author (if given). “Title of Anthologized Work.” Title of Book.  Ed. Editor(s). Vol. # (if given). Edition (if given). Place: Publisher, Date. Page #(s). Medium  Baggott, Julianna. “Literary Murder.” The Best Creative Nonfiction. Ed. Lee Gutkind. Vol. 3. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2009. 11-20. Print.
 Signed article in Reference Book

Author. “Title.” Title of Reference Work. Ed. Editor(s).  Edition (if given). Vol. # (if given). Place: Publisher, Date.  Medium.

 Holman, F. Alan. “Evolution of the Reptiles.” Grzimek’s  Animal Life Encyclopedia. Ed. Michael Hutchins.  2nd ed. Vol. 7. Farmington Hills: Gale Group, 2003. Print. 
 Article in General Encyclopedia

Author (if given). “Title of Selection.” Title of Reference Work. Edition. Medium.

 Hartman, Marvis E. “Nylon.” World Book.  2005 ed.  Print.
 Government Publication

Govt  Agency. Sub-Agency[ies] (if any). Title. Place: Publisher, Date. Medium.

 Bureau of Statistics. Treasury Department. Statistical Abstract of the United States. Washington: GPO, 2006. Print. 
Book with Author and IllustratorAuthor. Title. Illus. Illustrator’s name. Place: Publisher, Date. Medium.   McMillan, Bruce. The Problem with Chickens. Illus.  Gunnella. Boston: Houghton  Mifflin Company, 2005. Print.
 Book with Author and Illustrator: Stress on Illustrator Contribution

Illustrator’s name, illus. Title. By Author’s Name. Place:  Publisher, Date. Medium. 

 Gunnella, illus. The Problem with Chickens. By Bruce McMillan. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005.  Print.