Book Examples

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Bales, K. & Soodalter, R. (2009). The slave next door: Human trafficking and slavery in

            America today. Berkeley: University of California Press


Bales, Kevin and Rod Soodalter. The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in

            America Today. Berkeley: U of California P, 2009. Print.


Both examples include:

  • the authors' names.
  • the title of the book.
  • the place of publication.
  • the publisher.
  • the date.

This information is just in a different order. Both also use double-spacing and a hanging indentation (the second line and all the following lines are indented), but other details of the formatting are a little different.


APA (For additional information see

  • uses initials for author's first names.
  • places the date second and in parenthesis.
  • capitalizes the first letter of the first word of the title and subtitle (e.g. The; Human).

MLA (For additional information see

  • uses the author's full names.
  • capitalizes the first letter of all the important words.
  • uses abbreviations for university (U) and press (P).
  • places the date near the end.
  • adds the medium of publication, e.g. print or web.


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