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MLA Boot Camp: Publisher

MLA Boot Camp


Author. "Title of Source." Title of Container, Other Contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication

Date, Location. 

Rules to Remember

  • The publisher is the organization, company, or institution that produced the source. 
  • Abbreviate the following: 
    • Company ⇒ Co.
    • Corporation ⇒ Corp.
    • Incorporated ⇒ Inc.
    • Limited ⇒ Ltd.
    • University Press ⇒ UP
    • Press ⇒  
    • University ⇒ U

Publisher Examples

MLA Citation for Works-Cited List:

Young, James A. and B. Abbott Sparks. Cattle in the Cold Desert, expanded edition, U of Nevada P,

2002, EBSCOhost,


MLA Citation for Works-Cited List:

Melosi, Martin V. The Sanitary City : Environmental Services in Urban America from Colonial Times to the

Present, abridged edition, vol. 1, U of Pittsburgh P, 2008, EBSCOhost,


MLA Citation for Works-Cited List:

Camus, Albert. The Plague, translated by Stuart Gilbert, Vintage Books, 1991.

MLA Citation for Works-Cited List:

Williams, Tennessee. The Collected poems of Tennessee Williams, edited by David E. Roessel and Nicholas

Rand Moschovakis, New Directions Publishing, 2002.

MLA Citation for Works-Cited List:

Martin, George R. R. A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, adapted by Daniel Abraham, vol. 1, Bantam

Books, 2012.

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