MLA, the Eighth Edition

The Eighth edition of MLA has changed some of the formatting of the Works Cited page. The order in which information is listed is as follows with the correct corresponding punctuation:

Author. Title of Source. Title of Container, Other Contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication date, Location.

The detailed definition of the categories can be found here.

Art

The template for artwork is as follows:

Last name, Artist's first name. The Title of the Art Piece. The date of composition, medium of artwork,

location housing artwork, city.

Below are a few examples of the information required for the MLA reference page citations:

 Artwork in a museum:

Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV. 1800, oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.

Photographic reproductions of artwork:

Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV. 1800, Museo del Prado, Madrid. Gardener's Art Through the

Ages, 10th ed., by Richard G. Tansey and Fred S. Kleiner, Harcourt Brace, p. 939.

Music

The template for music is as follows:

 Musician's name or band name. "Song Title." Album Title, Music Label, Year of distribution.

Below are a few examples of the information required for the MLA reference page citations: 

Spotify:

Morris, Rae . “Skin.” Cold, Atlantic Records, 2014, Spotify,

open.spotify.com/track/0OPES3Tw5r86O6fudK8gxi.

Online Album:

Beyoncé. “Pray You Catch Me.” Lemonade, Parkwood Entertainment,

2016, www.beyonce.com/album/lemonade-visual-album/.

CD:

Various Artists. "My Shot." Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording), Atlantic Records, 2015.

Podcasts

The template for music is as follows:

Last name, Author's first name. "Episode tile." Podcast Title, Date of podcast, URL.

Below are a few examples of the information required for the MLA reference page citations: 

Podcast Episode

“Best of Not My Job Musicians.” Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! from NPR, 4 June

2016, http://www.npr.org/podcasts/344098539/wait-wait-don-t-tell-me.

Fogarty, Mignon. “Citing Podcasts and Websites.” Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, ep. 552,

January 19, 2017, www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/citing-podcasts-and-websites