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MLA 8th Edition Citations: Publication Date

Citation Guide for MLA 8th Edition

Publication Date

Publication Date

Select and format the publication date based on what is relevant to your use of the work.

  • Multiple dates may be listed
    • For example, if you are viewing an online version of a print magazine article and both publication dates are listed, use the online version date since that is what you are viewing.
  • Including day, month, year, and even time
    • If any of these are listed and are relevant, include them.

For more information on formatting publishers and publication dates, see pages 40-46 in the MLA Handbook.