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8th edition (2016) of the Modern Language Association Style Guide

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INTRODUCTION

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‚ÄčBasic Approach of MLA 8th Edition

The MLA Style is based on the core elements of all citations. 

Two types of citations are included in most research papers

Works Cited page, To form a citation for the work you want to cite, you will need as many of the elements as are present in the main information about the work, given in a specific order and with specific punctuation between elements, If your source does not have an element, leave it out. Follow with the next applicable element.

In-Text Citations. Are derived from the core elements but abbreviated to point at the Works Cited information.

The MLA Handbook, 8th edition, is a standard citation style guide for the humanities, especially languages and literature, published by the Modern Language Association.  It is is commonly referred to it as the "MLA Style" or the "MLA Handbook

The new edition of the MLA Handbook provides a "universal set of guidelines" (see left column) for citing sources for ALL types. The major elements of ALL citations are below:

CORE 1: Author
CORE 2:
 Title of Source
CORE 3:
 Title of Container
CORE 4:
 Other Contributors 
CORE 5:
 Version 
CORE 6:
 Number
CORE 7:
 Publisher 
CORE 8:
 Publication Date
CORE 9:
 Location