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Citation Styles: MLA

A guide to citation style resources for writing assignments.

MLA (Modern Language Association)



Gubar, Marah. "Risky Business: Talking about Children in Children’s Literature Criticism." Children's Literature Association Quarterly, no. 4, 2013, p. 450. 


McCracken, Tony. Apathy in Literature: A Discourse on Emotionless Characters and Concepts. Anchor Academic Publishing, 2014.

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MLA 8th Edition Changes

With the introduction of the eighth edition of the MLA handbook, some changes on how to cite your sources were introduced. There is now a list of recommended core elements to look for and include in your citations.

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

The punctuation listed here is what comes after each element. If an element cannot be found, it can be left out. 

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