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MLA: 8th Edition Works Cited Guide

Divided into categories, this libguide offers basic templates and examples. For questions beyond the basics, please see the handbook--on reserve at the Central Service Desk. Ask for it by call number: LB2369 .G53 2016.


Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Source." Container 

[City of Publication], day month year, pp. 

Note: Abbreviate all months except May, June, and July to the first three letters and a period:

Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov.

Print Newspaper Article

Horner, Sarah. "Police Scanner Audio Sheds Light on Philando Castile Traffic Stop." 

The Pioneer Press [St. Paul], 19 July 2015, pp. A1+. 


Add:  Permanent link or DOI. (Date of Access is optional.)

Note: Including a date of access is optional. (See "New Formatting.") Check with your instructor.

Horner, Sarah. "Police Scanner Audio Sheds Light on Philando Castile Traffic Stop." 

The Pioneer Press [St. Paul], 11 July 2016,

philando-castile- falcon-heights-shooting-police-scanner-traffic-stop/.

Accessed 19 July 2016.