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MLA Style Guide: Book with an editor

This guide covers how in-text citations and references should be formatted in the MLA Style, 9th Edition.

Book with an editor

REF: Last name, First name of editor, editor. Title. Publisher, Year of Publication. 

Example: Booth, David, editor. Rethinking Social Development: Theory, Research and Practice. Longman, 1994. 


  • (Editor Last name Page no)
  • (Page no)


  • Another approach (Booth 55) shows.…
  • Booth (55) argues.…

Note: MLA 9th edition advises that when the organization author and publisher are the same, the author can be skipped from the reference and just start with the Title. The in-text citations would then be the Title and page number, rather than author. If the author is a division of an organisation, list division as author and organization as publisher.

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