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Last Updated: Mar 22, 2018     Views: 149

There are some differences between MLA 8th and MLA 7th edition. The differences are:

For MLA 8th edition

  • Page numbers in the works cited list (not the in-text citation) are preceded by p. or pp.

  • For books the place of publication is omitted, only the publisher’s name is included.

  • The volume and issue numbers are clearly indicated as vol. 4, no. 1. Any month or season information is also included: vol. 35, no. 3, July 2014, pp. 335-46.

  • Date of access should be included for online works.

  • MLA recommends that the URL be included in a website citation. Omit the http:// when entering URL. Do not put angle signs (carets) around the web address. The DOI (digital object identifier) number is preferred if available.

Examples of citations that are in MLA 8th:


1. Merali, Noorfarah. “Sexual Orientation Across Culture and Time.” Psychology of Gender through the Lens of Culture: Theories and Applications, edited by Saba F. Safdar and Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka, Springer International, 2015, pp. 1-14.

2. Lopresti, Rob. “The Truth is Plain to See.” SeuthSayers: Professional Crime-Authors and Crime-Fighters, 01 June 2016, www.sleuthsayers.org/search/label/Lopresti. Accessed 13 March 2018.

Example of a citation in MLA 7th:

Lopresti, Rob. “The Truth is Plain to See.” Web blog post. SeuthSayers: Professional Crime-Authors and Crime-Fighters, www.sleuthsayers.org/search/label/Lopresti, 01 June 2016. Web. 22 January 2017

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