MLA 8th is a re-imagining of citation style where the format of your source is not the focus. Until now MLA citation has always cited sources by the type of work. There's no more what is it, i.e. "How do I cite a book? ... A journal article? ... A website?"
Instead MLA 8th edition focuses on:
● Who is the author? ● What is the title? ● How was the source published? ● Where did you find it? ● When was it published?
Please check with your instructor about what version of MLA style to use in your assignments.
For MLA 7th edition examples and details visit the last tab on the left.
The generic MLA citation is the same regardless of what source you are citing. It is the core elements in this order with this punctuation no matter whether you are citing print, multimedia or electronic source:
Optional elements can be added to citation when they assist the reader to locate the work cited:
Chiavaroli, Neville and Constant J. Mews, translators. "Ex epistolis duorum amantium (From the letters of two lovers)." The Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard: Perceptions of Dialogue in Twelfth-Century France, Constant J. Mews, Palgrave, 2001, pp. 181-289.
Additional information on MLA style may be found at these websites:
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