Helpful information, including examples, can be found on the Purdue OWL MLA Formating and Style Guide (8th ed.)
Newspapers can provide you with valuable information. They include book reviews, author interviews, etc. Historical Newspapers can also provide you with information on how the book was received when it was published, if it was published within the papers date range.
This course will focus intensely on the writers Thomas Hardy and Virginia Woolf. We will consider Hardy as a proto-modernist in the study of his novels The Return of the Native, The Mayor of Casterbridge, and Jude the Obscure. With Woolf, we will trace her experiments in modernism, as we read Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, A Room of One’s Own, and her autobiography Moments of Being. Hardy and Woolf will be considered in their historical, cultural, literary, and social contexts, including their relationships with other writers such as Robert Louis Stevenson, J. M. Barrie, Rudyard Kipling, Sarah Grand, T. E. Lawrence, E. M. Forster, John Maynard Keynes, Henry James, James Joyce, Vanessa Bell, T. S. Eliot, and Katherine Mansfield.