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MLA 8th Edition Citations: MLA Home

Citation Guide for MLA 8th Edition

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MLA 8th Edition

MLA 8th Edition has changed how citations are formed.  Works cited entries should consist of the following "Core Elements" in the order below. Each element should be followed by the punctuation mark shown below. If what you are citing does not have one of the elements, just skip it.


  1. Author.
  2. Title of source.
  3. Title of container. 
  4. Other contributors,
  5. Version,
  6. Number,
  7. Publisher,
  8. Publication date,
  9. Location.

MLA Handbook

There are multiple copies of the MLA Handbook available at the VC Library!