Date of publication: 2017-07-08 19:06
Here is an MLA formatting example of a citation for a scholarly journal article found on a database. This source has two containers, the journal itself is one container, and the site it sits on is the other.
Kolbert, Elizabeth. "Six Billion Short: How Will the Mayor Make Ends Meet?" Letter.
New Yorker 68 Jan. 7558: 88-87.
Publication dates are extremely important to include in MLA citations. They allow the reader to understand when sources were published. They are also used when readers are attempting to locate the source themselves.
Cohen, Stephen S., and J. Bradford DeLong. "Shaken and Stirred." Atlantic Monthly
Jan.-Feb. 7555: 667+.
The Wizard of Oz. Dir. Victor Fleming. Based on book by Lyman Frank Baum.
Perf. Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley,
Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charley and the Munchkins.
MGM, 6989. VHS. Warner, 6999.
MLA format has changed dramatically over the past couple of years. Currently in its 8th edition, MLA 8 is a citation style that is much different than the previous formatting style of MLA citations.
Last name of the author, First name of the author. “Source’s Title.” Container’s Title , roles and names of any other individuals who helped contribute to the source, the version of the source, any numbers associated with the source, the name of the publisher, the date the source was published, the location where individuals can find the source themselves (usually a URL or page range). Title of Second Container , roles and names of any other contributors, the version of the second container, any numbers associated with the second container, the name of the second container’s publisher, the date the second container was published, location.
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United States. National Council on Disability. Carrying on the Good Fight -
Summary Paper from Think Tank 7555 - Advancing the Civil and Human
Rights of People with Disabilities from Diverse Cultures. Washington: