MLA 8th edition Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to MLA 8th edition citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in MLA 8th edition.

How to do citations in MLA 8th edition style?
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How do you cite a book in the MLA 8th edition referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in MLA 8th edition using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. Title. Edited by Editor First Name Editor Last Name, Edition, Publisher, 2000.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
MLA 8th edition citation:
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed., Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 1997.
And an in-text citation book citation in MLA 8th edition looks like this: (Rowling)

How to reference a journal article in the MLA 8th edition citation style?
How do you cite scientific papers in MLA 8th edition format?

Here’s a MLA 8th edition journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., and Author3 LastnameA. F. “Title”. Container, vol. Volume, no. Issue, Journal Name, Jan. 2000, p. pages Used. Online Database, doi:DOI.
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in MLA 8th edition:
Petit, C., and J. Sieffermann. Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?. no. 1, Food Quality and Preference, Jan. 2007, pp. 161-72. Elsevier BV, doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann)

How to cite a website in a paper in MLA 8th edition style?

Here’s an MLA 8th edition example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., and Author2 LastnameA. F. Title. Publisher, 1 Jan. 2000, https://www.example.com.
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. The Guardian, 5 Nov. 2008, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran)

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How to cite a YouTube video MLA 8th edition

Here’s a MLA 8th edition citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. “Title”. YouTube, 1 Jan. 2000, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX.
So how to cite a video MLA 8th edition?
Pixar. “Pizza Clip — Inside Out”. YouTube, 3 June 2015, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar)

How to cite a podcast using MLA 8th edition referencing style

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in MLA 8th edition.
Lastname, F. Title. Publisher, 1 Jan. 2000, http://www.example.com.
Podcast referencing example in MLA 8th edition using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio, 2 Mar. 2018, https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using MLA 8th edition referencing style?

An example song citation in MLA 8th edition.
Lastname, F. “Song Title”. Album, 1 Jan. 2000, http://www.example.com.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in MLA 8th edition:
The Beatles. “Here Comes the Sun”. Abbey Road, 26 Sept. 1969, https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles)


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