How to Cite a Book in Print in MLA
The basic information of a book includes author(s), the title of the book, and the publication information.
Last, First M. Book. City: Publisher, Year Published. Print.
James, Henry. The Ambassadors. Rockville: Serenity, 2009. Print.
Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1942. Print.
How to Cite a Book Online in MLA
Include the same information as a regular book. Add as much as the original publication information as possible. After citing the original publication information, add the electronic publication information. This includes the title of the internet site, the editor of the site (if given), the date of electronic publication (if given), and the sponsoring institution or organization. Also, be sure to include the date accessed and the URL.
Last, First M. Book. City: Publisher, Year Published. Website Title. Web. Day Month Year Accessed.
James, Henry. The Ambassadors. Rockville: Serenity, 2009. Google books. Web. 16 Mar. 2010. http://books.google.com
Bodnar, Kipp, and Jeffrey L. Cohen. The B2B Social Media Book. Google Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Dec. 2012.
How to Cite a Book from a Database in MLA
Make sure to:
- Provide advanced information for the book if it is available.
- Leave out the URL unless the source cannot be located without it.
- Type in the date the book was electronically published if it is available.
Last, First M. Book. City: Publisher, Year Published. Database Name. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.
Morem, Susan. 101 Tips for Graduates. New York: Ferguson, 2005. Infobase Publishing eBooks. Web. 16 Mar. 2010. http://www.infobasepublishing.com
Bloom, Harold, ed. Twentieth-Century British Poets. New York: Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2011. Infobase Publishing eBooks. Web. 21 Dec. 2012.
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This is how I have chosen to interpret Sweet Creature, an otherwise overtly predatory, dated fawn over a manic pixie dream girl-type which makes me wince. But what do I know? The only pet name I've ever had was "ridiculous", if that counts.
"She's gonna be an angel, just you wait and see/
When it turns out she's a devil in between the sheets."
Get a load of this – this girl Harry's dating is a total angel, a really nice girl OUTside of the bedroom. But IN the bedroom, in private, –and you won't believe this – she is a little bit naughty. Just... like... a devil! This trope is going to catch on, I can tell. The sentiment behind "Couldn't take you home to mother in a skirt that short" is racier here than any of the other 750 songs I've heard it used, but there is the pleasingly novel metaphor in "I guess I'll be getting you stuck in my teeth", in which I assume Harry likens his inamorata to a bit of steak, or a stubborn apple skin. Romantic.
Harry's a real sucker for the wild ones:
"She worked her way though a cheap packet of cigarettes/
Hard liquor mixed with a bit of intellect"
Heaven forfend, a girl with a brain who likes a drink. Where does he find these diamonds in the rough?
Things get very strange very quickly in Kiwi – a title which I have yet to decipher, as the action appears to take place in New York, not New Zealand, and despite references to moisture, and dripping, a kiwi has never struck me as a particularly wet fruit. I digress.
"It's getting crazy, I think I'm losing it, I think I'm losing it/
I think she said 'I'm having your baby, it's none of your business'"
From this, I gather that Harry has fathered an illegitimate child, and that the mother appears not to want his involvement. No word on Harry's stance on young fatherhood – perhaps he could ask Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne for guidance? It's quite a conundrum. If I were Harry I wouldn't be riffing on the matter but would instead have booked in a morning on Jeremy Kyle. A free paternity test and a huge boost for ITV's daytime ratings. Win win.