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How to Cite Prentice Hall Literature


Prentice Hall is a leading publisher of textbooks for middle school, high school and college. If you use a Prentice Hall textbook as a source of information for your paper, you must include publication information in a works cited page at the end of your paper. To cite a Prentice Hall textbook, simply follow the guidelines for citing a printed book. The arrangement of elements in your citation will depend on whether you are using American Psychological Association (APA) or Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style.

APA Style

Begin your citation with the author's last name and first initial: Smith, G.

Put the year of publication within parentheses after the name of the author: Smith, G. (2010).

Include the title of the textbook in italics. Capitalize only proper nouns and the first letter of the title: Smith, G. (2010). The history of medicine in Europe.

If the book is in an edition other than the first, note this parenthetically after the title. For example: Smith, G. (2010). The history of medicine in Europe (2nd ed.).

List the city and state of publication, and the name of the publisher. The finished citation should appear as follows: Smith, G. (2010). The history of medicine in Europe (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

MLA Style

Begin your citation with the author's last and first name: Smith, Gary.

Write the title of the textbook in italics and title case. For example: Smith, Gary. The History of Medicine in Europe.

List the edition number after the title, if it is an edition other than the first. For example: Smith, Gary. The History of Medicine in Europe. 2nd ed.

Provide the city of publication, name of the publisher and the year of publication: Smith, Gary. The History of Medicine in Europe. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2010.

Conclude your citation with the medium of publication, which should be listed as "Print." Your finished citation should appear as follows: Smith, Gary. The History of Medicine in Europe. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2010. Print.

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