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MLA 8 Help Page: 5. Version

Need help with MLA 8? This comprehensive guide provides answers to many common questions.

Formatting your page

Guidelines Examples
Part of a source (chapter, web page, or article title) is in quotations.

Diamond, Jared. “Norse Greenland’s End.” Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed.”  Viking, 2005, pp. 211-247.

Central Intelligence Agency. “Ecuador.” The World Factbook, United States, 19 Oct. 2017,

Friedman, Thomas. “The New Untouchables.” Editorial. New York Times, 29 Oct. 2009,

An entire source (book or movie title) is not in quotations, but is italicized. 

Seuss, Theodor. The Cat in the Hat. Random House, 1957.

Spielberg, Stephen. Lincoln. Perf. by Daniel Day Lewis, and Sally Field, DreamWorks, and Twentieth Century Fox, et al., 2012. Netflix.

Stone, Oliver. Platoon. Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 1986.


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