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MLA: Parts of a Citation

Basic guidelines for citations in MLA.

Parts of an MLA Citation

Look for these elements to create your citation:

Author

Title of Source (Article title, book title)

Container 1:

     Title of container (Newspaper title, Journal title),

     Other contributors (editors, illustrators),

     Version,

     Number (volume, issue),

     Publisher,

     Publication date,

     Location (Database name, URL).

Container 2:

     Title of container (Newspaper title, Journal title),

     Other contributors (editors, illustrators),

     Version,

     Number (volume, issue),

     Publisher,

     Publication date,

     Location (Database name, URL).

What is a Container?

MLA 8th Edition Tutorial