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Citing MLA (8th ed): Title of Source

TITLE OF SOURCE

The title of the source should follow the author’s name. Depending upon the type of source, it should be listed in italics or quotation marks.

A book should be in italics:

Henley, Patricia. The Hummingbird House. MacMurray, 1999.  

A website should be in italics:

Lundman, Susan. "How to Make Vegetarian Chili." eHow, www.ehow.com/how_10727_make-vegetarian-chili.html.

A periodical (journal, magazine, newspaper article) should be in quotation marks:

Bagchi, Alaknanda. "Conflicting Nationalisms: The Voice of the Subaltern in Mahasweta Devi's Bashai Tudu." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, vol. 15, no. 1, 1996, pp. 41-50.

A song or piece of music or album should be in quotation marks:

Beyoncé. "Pray You Catch Me." LemonadeParkwood Entertainment, 2016, www.beyonce.com/album/lemonade-visual-album/.

NOTE: MLA recommends including URLs when citing online sources.  

NOTE: If a journal article provides a doi (digital object identifier) it is preferred over a URL

Attribution to: Utica College, MLA 8th Edition Libguide.

Title of Source

 

Attribution to: Utica College, MLA 8th Edition Libguide.