Welcome to the research guide for the MLA Style Guide 8th Edition. This edition was released in 2016, and it comes with a lot of changes. Be sure to check with your instructor about which documentation style they prefer.
In the handbook's introduction, the authors state that "your use of MLA style should be guided by these principles" (3):
MLA handbook. 8th ed., Modern Languages Association of America, 2016.
|Author||Title of Source||Title of Container (journal, database, book, etc)|
|Other Contributors (editor, translator, illustrator)||Version (edition, etc)||Number (volume, issue)|
|Publisher||Publication Date (season, year)||Location (page numbers, URL, DOI)|
Author. Title of source. Title of container, other contributors, version, number, publisher, publication date, location.