Creating Citations in MLA8

Templates:  Click here for MLA 8 source-specific templates.

Basic guidelines: Put the different elements of your citation in the order below, being sure to include the punctuation modeled, and everything will be fine.

Punctuation: Notice that only 1, 2, and 9 have a period after them.

What is a container?: A container is "where you get the smaller thing." e.g. We watch TV shows where the episode itself has a title, but it's part of a larget show. The larger show is the container.


Click here to watch a video explaining MLA8.

Note: Examples showing how to handle it when a container is inside another container start at 5:10.