MLA style is usually used in English and the Humanities. MLA 8th edition uses a citation format for use with ALL source types.
Use for quotes, paraphrases and summaries
MLA In-Text Citations: The Basics (Purdue OWL)
Work Cited List
MLA Works Cited Page: Basic Format (Purdue, OWL)
Create citations for your Works Cited page using this template with its elements. Your citation may not include ALL elements. You may also repeat elements 3-9 depending on whether or not your source stands on its own or it is part of one or more containers.
|Order of Elements||Element & Punctuation Following the Element||Example(s)|
|2||Title of source.|
|3||Title of container,||.... book, journal, database|
|4||Other contributors,||Translators or Editors|
|6||Number,||Vol. and/or No.|
|9||Location.||Refers to page numbers (pp.) NOT to a place of publication (unless deemed necessary), could refer to a DOI or database URL for an article|
These examples, using MLA 8th ed., illustrate the order of information you should include and do not include hanging indents or double spacing. To see sample references on a Works Cited page, view the MLA Sample Paper at Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).
~4:30 provides a really good explanation of source and containers starting about 50 seconds in (Marquette University Libraries)
~11 minutes, provides the logic behind the new style and many examples (Kyle Stedman)