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MLA 9th Edition Citations: Publication Date

Publication Date

  • Select and format the publication date based on the date provided by the source you are using. 
  • Use the most specific date you can find for your source, including season or time if that helps to identify your source.
  • Use the day-month-year style (19 Mar. 2020)

For more information on formatting publishers and publication dates, see pages 173-187 in the MLA Handbook.