Mla Bibliography More Than Two Authors

Authors in MLA Format

Authors are formatted the same in all material formats.

  • List first author with the last name first
    • Examples: Smith, John D.
    • Smith, John David.
  • Two authors are separated by a comma after the first author and the word and
    • Example: Smith, John D., and Rosemary L. Jones.
  • Only the first author's name is inverted. Second is formatted normally
  • List up to two (2) authors; above that number, use the first and et al.
    • Example: Smith, John D., et al.

Authors that are organizations, corporations, government entities, etc.

  • Do not invert or use abbreviations.
    • Examples:
      • United States Department of Commerce.
      • General Motors Corporation.
      • American Civil Liberties Union.

General Format
 
In-Text Citation:
(Author Surname et al. page number)
         OR
(Author Surname, Author Surname, Author Surname, and Author Surname page number)

Works Cited:

Author Surname, First Name, et al. Book Title: Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Medium.
         OR

Author Surname, First Name, Author First Name Surname, Author First Name Surname, and Author First Name Surname. Book Title: Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Medium.


Example
 
In-Text Citation:
(Pound et al. 54)
           OR
(Pound, Dionne, Myers, and Musson 54)
   
Works Cited:

Pound, Richard W., et al., eds. The Fitzhenry and Whiteside Book of Canadian Facts and Dates. Markham: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005. Print.

OR

Pound, Richard W., Richard Dionne, Jay Myers, and James Musson, eds. The Fitzhenry and Whiteside Book of Canadian Facts and Dates. Markham: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005. Print.

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