MLA has recently been updated. Some of our resources still refer to the 7th edition MLA format.
NoodleTools uses the 8th edition, and format guidelines are being updated to match.
Note: You will still need to carefully check to ensure that the formatting is correct. Noodle Tools can make mistakes and it does not proofread everything.
Examples and Checklists:
First page in MLA – Heading, title and header layout directions and a checklist
Works Consulted Example – An example payge layout with formatting directions
Works Cited Example – An example page layout with formatting directions
How to Cite Print Resources
Book – 8th ed. – Non-encyclopedia or reference
Reference Book – 8th ed.– Includes single or multi-volume encyclopedias and religious references
Religious Book – 8th ed. – includes works such as the Bible and the Koran
Reprinted Article in a Collection – 8th ed. – Includes articles in series such as the Opposing Viewpoints, Current Controversies, and At Issue
Article in a Periodical – 8th ed. – Newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals
Brochure or Pamphlet – 8th ed. – Brochure, pamphlet, leaflet or tract
How to Cite Online Resources
Online Subscription Databases
Most online subscription resources include a citation generator that will provide a recommended MLA citation for the source you are using.However, you must carefully check the citation's MLA format as the programs sometimes generate errors.
Issues and Controversies – 8th ed. – Includes Issues & Controversies in American History
Opposing Viewpoints in Context – 8th ed. – Includes U.S. History in Context
World Book Online – This format works for any online general encyclopedia
Other Online Resources
Journal Article – from a source such as Google Scholar
eBook – 8th ed. – from sources of digitized formerly-print books such as Google Books, or books for eReaders
How to Cite Other Types of Resources
Historical Document (such as the Constitution of the United States)