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MLA Citation: Anthologies

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List of Core Elements

If these elements are available, include them in your citation:

  • Author
  • Title of source: book, article, poem, song, art object
  • Title of Container: book that is a collection, periodical (journal, magazine, newspaper), television series, website, database
  • Other Contributors: editors, illustrators, translators, directors, actors, etc.
  • Version: edition or version (e-book, Kindle ed.)
  • Number: volume in a multi-volume set, journal volume and issue numbers, TV series season and episode
  • Publisher: publishing house, TV or film production company, website, blog network.
  • Publication date
  • Location: page(s), URL, disc number in a DVD set

Optional Elements:

  • City of Publication for works published before 1900
  • Date of Access: recommended
  • URL: recommended
  • DOI: if available, use instead of a URL

Anthology Examples


Essay, Story or Poem in an Anthology


Author. "Title of Story." Title of Collection, edited by

      Editor's Name(s), Publisher, Publication Date,



Terkel, Studs. "Stephen Cruz." Rereading America, edited by Gary

      Colombo, Robert Cullen, and Bonnie Lisle. 6th ed. Bedford/St.

      Martin's, 2004. pp. 348-353.

Allende, Isabel. "Toad's Mouth." Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden.

       A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes: Stories from Latin America,

      edited by Thomas Colchie. Plume, 1992, pp. 83-88.  

Burns, Robert. "Red, Red Rose." 100 Best-Loved Poems,

      edited by Philip SmithDover, 1995, p. 26.

Play in an


Author. Title of Play. Title of Collection, edited by Editor's

      Name(s), Publisher, Year, Pages.


Hansberry, LorraineA Raisin in the Sun. Plays for the Theatre:

      An Anthology of World Drama, edited by Oscar G. Brockett and

      Lenyth‚Äč BrockettHolt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979, pp. 522-581.