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Where is the MLA Citation?

EBSCOhost has a great citation tool you can use to cite your articles. Here's how:

Click on the title of any article or eBook from your list that you want to cite.
Click on the Cite icon on the right side of the item page.
Citation Format will appear above the article or eBook cited in multiple formats. MLA style is the second to last listed.
Copy the citation and paste into your works cited page


MLA Citation


Changes to MLA

MLA 8th

1. Include URLs. The seventh edition MLA did not use URLs, DOIs1 , or Permalinks. The eighth edition of MLA recommends including the DOI, permalink, or URL, whenever one exists, as the last section of a works cited entry. However, the 8th edition advises omitting http:// or https:// from the URL (110). The hyperlink will still work without them.


"Rand, Ayn." Current Biography. 1982. EBSCOhost, Accessed 11 Mar 2018.


2. Include vol and pp.
 In keeping with the overall goal of providing information that is practical and readily understood, much of the information is less coded. Its meaning should be more readily understood by the casual reader. For example, instead of writers simply listing the volume and page numbers for a journal article entry, the labels vol. and no. are included, as in the example below:

Tilman, David. “Food and Health.” Daedalus, vol. 144, no. 4, Fall 2015, pp. 5—7


3. Date, city of publication, are optional
The eighth edition also allows “optional elements” in the works cited entry at the writer’s discretion (50). Original publication date, city of publication, number of volumes in a work, and date of access are now all optional elements that should be included if they provide information important to their specific use.