Anthologies

A Whole Anthology

English Literature students often read from anthologies or compilations. To cite an entire anthology, begin with the editor or compiler whose name appears on the title page. The rest of the entry is similar to a basic book entry.

Griffith, John W., and Charles H. Frey. eds. Classics of Children's
    Literature.  3rd ed.  New York:  Macmillan Publishing Company, 1992.


see the title page for this entry

A Work in An Anthology

The types of works collected in an anthology can vary from short stories and essays to entire novels. Your entry should begin with the author of the part of the anthology being cited, followed by the work's title (normally in quotation marks). Then, state the title of the anthology (underlined or italicized) and give the editor/publication information. The entry ends with the inclusive page numbers for the entire piece in the anthology. The following examples are works from Classics of Children's Literature; see above for the title and copyright pages.

Poems, Stories, or Essays:
Lear, Edward. "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat". Classics of Children's
        Literature. Ed. John W. Griffith and Charles H. Frey.
    3rd ed. New York:  Macmillan Publishing Company, 1992. 190-91.

Asbjornsen, Peter, and Jorgen Moe. "The Three Billy-goats Gruff".
        Classics of Children's Literature. Ed. John W. Griffith
    and Charles H. Frey.  3rd ed.  New York:  Macmillan Publishing
    Company, 1992. 182-189.
Novels and Plays (as works that were originally published independently, the titles are underlined or italicized):
Dickens, Charles. A Christmas Carol. Classics of Children's
    Literature. Ed. John W. Griffith and Charles H. Frey.
    3rd ed. New York:  Macmillan Publishing Company, 1992. 197-249.

Cross-referencing

To avoid repetition when you are citing more than one work from the same anthology, you may create a complete entry for the entire collection and cross-reference the individual works to the entry. The following example is based on works from Classics of Children's Literature; see above for the anthology's table of contents. Here, entries for "The Three Billy-goats Gruff" and "The Owl and the Pussycat" are both cross-referenced to the entry for the whole anthology.

Asbjornsen, Peter, and Jorgen Moe. "The Three Billy-goats Gruff". Griffith
    and Frey 182-184.

Griffith, John W., and Charles H. Frey. eds. Classics of Children's
    Literature. 3rd ed. New York:  Macmillan, 1992.

Lear, Edward. "The Owl and the Pussycat". Griffith and Frey 190-191.

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