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Last Updated: Jan 26, 2018     Views: 13

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 now preceded by p. or pp.
  • For books the place of publication is omitted, only the publisher’s name is included.
  • Issues of a journal are no longer listed as 4.1. The volume and number are more clearly indicated as vol. 4, no. 1. Any month or season information is now included: vol. 35, no. 3, July 2014, pp. 335-46.
  • Date of access is omitted.
  • Medium of publication (web, print etc.) is no longer required.
  • MLA now 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,


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,, 01 June 2016. Web. 22 January 2017

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