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MLA (8th ed.) Citation Style Guide: Publisher


The publisher produces the work or makes it available to the public.  To find out the the name of a book's publisher, check the title page or the copyright page which is usually on the reverse side. 


Omit business words such as Company (Co.), Incorporated (Inc.), Limited (Ltd.), Corporation (Corp.).


Shorten University Press to UP (e.g. Oxford UP,  U of Chicago P).


If your source has more than one publisher, separate the publishers with a forward slash (/).


On Web sites, the publisher's name is often located at the bottom of the home page or on a page that gives information about the site.  Omit the publisher if the title of the web site is the same as the name of the publisher.


This element ends with a comma.



For more information, refer to pages 40-42, 97 of the MLA Handbook, 8th ed.