Now, using one universal MLA citation format allows scholars to spend less time trying to locate the proper format to document their sources and focus more on their research.
Other updates include the addition of "containers." A container is essentially what a source sits in.
There is also a section below on a recommended way to create an MLA header.
These headings appear at the top of your assignment.
A bibliography is a list of sources that the writer in the author's writing.
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Released in April of 2016, this citation format is much different than previous versions.
The biggest difference and most exciting update is the use of one standard format for all source types.
Readers of your work will not only look at your citations to understand them, but to possibly explore them as well.
When you're borrowing information from a source and placing it in your research or assignment, it is important to give credit to the original author. Depending on the type of information you're including in your work, citations are placed in the body of your project and all are included in a "Works Cited" list, at the end of your project. This page summarizes the information in the handbook, 8th edition.