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Subsection 8.3.1 Citing a Book with One Author

This diagram shows the cover of a book with labels pointing to different elements used in the citation. Large text at the top of the cover reads "The Road," and the label pointing to it is blue and reads "title." Smaller text under the title reads "Cormac McCarthy," with a red label reading "author." Under a small logo near the bottom of the cover is small text that reads "Alfred A. Knopf" with a purple label that reads "publisher." To the right are more small letters that read "New York," with a dark red label that says "City of Publication." Under the publisher information, in even smaller text, is the year "2006" with a green label that reads "date."

Subsubsection APA

Author Last Name, Initials. (Year).Title of work.Publisher.

McCarthy, C. (2006). The road.Alfred A. Knopf.

In-text: (McCarthy, 2006)

Subsubsection Chicago

Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Work. City of Publication: Publisher, year.

McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.


First appearance. 1  Consecutive appearances. 2  Nonconsecutive appearances. 3 
For more information about how to insert footnotes, see Subsection 12.1.2.

Subsubsection MLA

Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Work. Translated by or Edited by*First Name Last Name (if applicable), Vol. Number (if applicable), City of Publication**, Publisher***, year.

*Here list any other contributors to the work with the method of their contribution noted (e.g., “Translated by Emily Wilson”).
**include only if work was published before 1900, has different versions in different countries or is a rare book.
***For university presses, abbreviate University Press with UP.

McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.

In-text: (McCarthy 5)
Cormac McCarthy, The Road (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006), 1–2.
Ibid., 34.
McCarthy, The Road, 5.