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German 352 - Thesis: MLA Documentation

MLA Handbook

MLA Citation Style

MLA Style Example

The following is a color-coded example of MLA Style for journal article accessed from library databases.

MLA 8th edition

The eighth edition of the MLA Handbook has made some changes in how citations are formatted. It uses the idea of "containers" to help writers indicate more clearly where they found resources that could be used in print or in various places online. The template is meant to help you organize relevant information. The eighth edition recommends that you use a URL or DOI for articles accessed online. If they are accessed from a particular database (rather than just the journal website), include the database name as well, as the title of container 2.You can check the Handbook itself or the Purdue OWL MLA Guide for details.

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