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MLA Style Guide, 7th Edition: Work with No Author

This is a guide for MLA Style. It is based on the Modern Language Association of America's MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Seventh Edition.

Work with No Author

If a book has no author's or editor's name on the title page, begin the citation with the title. Do not use Anonymous or Anon.

Material Type           In-text Citation              Works Cited                                                        
Book with no author (New York Public 199-203)

New York Public Library American History Desk Reference. New York: Macmillan, 1997. Print.                      

space holder (To Touch 57-59)

To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience. [Washington, D.C.?]: Peace Corps, 1995. Print.

Article with no author ("Estate" 102)

"The Estate Tax Debate." The Wilson Quarterly 25.1 (2001): 100-2. Humanities Full Text. Web. 6 July 2011.