MLA 8 Resources

MLA 8 is the new Modern Language Association style, updated to accept modern resources including blogs, YouTube, Facebook, & Twitter. Document formatting style and in-text citations remain unchanged from the MLA 7 style and remain as important as always.

A huge benefit of the updates and new style is that ALL resources follow the same basic pattern. Consider the article, chapter, video, Webpage, etc., (your specific resource), as fitting into a container. Every container is cited, generally, the same way. See the MLA8 single container template below or the simplified book or web source templates.

Some resources fit inside multiple layers of containers. These more complex citations, (magazine article, reprinted into a book (anthology), and published to a database) can actually be broken down into defining elements, resource, container #1, container #2, etc. Ask Mr. Lloyd if you have questions.

MLA8 Template - Simple Book

Copy & Change Document Name to match your source -- Use this version specifically for print books -- Enter required information to create proper Works Cited Citation


MLA8 Template - Simple Web source

Copy & Change Document Name to match your source -- Use this version specifically for Websites & Databases -- Enter required information to create proper Works Cited Citation


MLA8 Template - General Single Container

Copy & Change Document Name to match your source -- Generic -- Use for any single container source (Need additional info for anthologies and other complex resources.) -- Enter required information to create proper Works Cited Citation


MLA8 Works Cited examples

Includes completed citations from databases, websites, books with varying pieces of information.


In-Text Citations / Parenthetical References

Basic instructions for in-text references.

This is the most important part of a citation. Give credit for all words, thoughts, and ideas that are not your own, whether they are quoted directly or paraphrased. [If it is not common knowledge, it must be cited]