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

Step 1

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

Step 2

Put the year of publication within parentheses after the name of the author:

Smith, G. (2010).

Step 3

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.).

Step 4

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

Step 1

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

Step 2

Write the title of the textbook in italics and title case.

For example: Smith, Gary. The History of Medicine in Europe.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.