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 he/she prefers.
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.
In the 8th edition, citations are composed of core elements regardless of your source:
|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.