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In general, cite the introduction according to rule 5.5.8 which says "begin with the name of its author and then give the name of the part being cited, capitalized but neither italicized nor enclosed in quotation marks (Introduction, Preface, Foreward, Afterword)."  This is followed by the title of the complete work and the author of the complete work preceeded with the word By.  Then follows the publication information, inclusive page numbers, and medium of publication. *Special conditions apply if an introduction has a title or the complete work does not have an editor.

Ex: Coetzee, J. M. Introduction. The Confusions of Young Törless. By Robert Musil. Trans. Shaun Whiteside. New York: Penguin, 2001. v-xiii. Print.

Modern Language Association. The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: Modern Language Association, 2009. Print.

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