In your citation, the elements should be listed in the following order: Each element should be followed by the corresponding punctuation mark shown above.
Earlier editions of the handbook included the place of publication and required different punctuation (such as journal editions in parentheses and colons after issue numbers) depending on the type of source.
The publisher produces or distributes the source to the public.
If there is more than one publisher, and they are all are relevant to your research, list them in your citation, separated by a forward slash (/).
While the handbook still describes how to cite sources, it is organized according to the process of documentation, rather than by the sources themselves.
This gives writers a flexible method that is near-universally applicable.
The following overview should help you better understand how to cite sources using MLA eighth edition, including how to format the Works Cited page and in-text citations.
Please use the example at the bottom of this page to cite the Purdue OWL in MLA.
DOIs: A DOI, or digital object identifier, is a series of digits and letters that leads to the location of an online source.
Articles in journals are often assigned DOIs to ensure that the source is locatable, even if the URL changes.