Changes Are Coming to MLA, and They’re Huge!

First of all, if you just figured out MLA, don’t panic. Most of the changes in the eighth edition look to be changes for the better. That is to say, they make documentation more straightforward.

Most significantly, the source type is no longer considered. That’s right, you no longer have to worry about whether a source is a newspaper or a magazine or a travel brochure before you can determine how to cite it. All sources now follow the same basic guidelines for works cited entries:

  1. Author
  2. Title of Source
  3. Title of Container
  4. Other contributers
  5. Version
  6. Number
  7. Publisher
  8. Publication date
  9. Publication location

Read more about how this will work and see other significant changes here.