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MLA Style Guide 9th Edition


Book with Editor(s), No Author


When creating a reference or in-text citation, you must list the editors in the order that they appear on the title page. The same rules for recording 1, 2, or 3+  authors apply to editors.

book with editor(s)

There are different ways to format an in-text citation, depending on your writing style and sentence structure. Formatting examples are outlined below:

Reference Information

Tart, Charles T., editor. Altered States of Consciousness: a Book of Readings. Wiley, 1969.

In-text Citation Guidelines



Include the editor's last name and page number placed in brackets at the end of a sentence.


Consider this a paraphrased sentence (Tart, 319).                        


Include the editor's last name as part of the sentence; include the page number in brackets. The first time the author is mentioned in text use their full name (excluding middle initials), and use their last name only after that.


According to Charles Tart, "consider this a direct quote" (319). Tart goes on to argue that this is a paraphrased sentence (320).

Remember, in-text citation formatting may change depending on a number of factors.