Author is the first core element of the Works Cited entry.
The term "author" is used loosely to mean the person or group primarily responsible for producing the source.
Editors, translators, performers, and corporate authors may fill the author core element, but a descriptive label should be included.
Brinkley, Alan. The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People. 7th ed, McGraw Hill, 2014, p. 525.
McKee, Timothy, and James A. McKee. Business Ethics: The Political Basis of Commerce. Oxford UP, 2009.
Three or more authors:
Tucker, Virginia M., et al. “Learning Portals: Analyzing Threshold Concept Theory for LIS Education.” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, vol. 55, no. 2, Apr. 2014, pp. 150-65. Academic OneFile.
Note: While MLA 8th edition recommends including URLs, they can be left out when citing a work found in a library database. Accessed date is also optional.
DiYanni, Robert, editor. Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. 6th ed., McGraw Hill, 2007.
Zeigler-Hill, Virgil, and David K. Marcus, editors. The Dark Side of Personality: Science and Practice in Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology. American Psychological Association, 2016.
Three or more editors:
Damrosch, David, et al., editors. The Longman Anthology of World Literature, 2nd ed., vol. A, Pearson Education, 2009.
Organization, corporation, or group as author:
Planned Parenthood. "Body Image." Learn, 2016, www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/body-image.
Organization, corporation, or group is both author and publisher:
Bait and Switch Selling. Competition Bureau of Canada, 2014. Pamphlet.
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