How to Cite a Textbook in MLA


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What are the two main parts of an MLA citation?

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1. Where can you find the information you need to cite a textbook?

2. Which of the following examples shows the correct formatting for a basic textbook citation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Both the quiz and worksheet were created to help you see how familiar you are with citing textbooks in MLA. Expect to see topics on the quiz about parts of an MLA citation and citing a textbook.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Explore these resources, checking your knowledge of:

  • An example of a correct textbook citation
  • How to cite an in-text citation of a book that has two authors
  • What to do if a textbook has an editor and author
  • Where you can find information about citing a textbook
  • The two main parts of an MLA citation

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about MLA textbook citations in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about an example of a correct textbook citation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the steps to take if a textbook has an author and editor and interpret them correctly

Additional Learning

If you review the lesson titled, How to Cite a Textbook in MLA, you can gain more knowledge about these citation methods. You can also analyze information about:

  • What MLA citations look like
  • Textbook variations
  • Citing more than three authors
  • How to cite when you used an anthology or collection