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MLA 8th referencing style

A guide to using MLA 8th referencing style

Government publication - print

Reference Example
Note

If an organisation is both the author and the publisher, only include the organisation as the publisher. Shorten the title in in-text citations for entries beginning with a title. There must be enough information for a reader to find the entry in the works cited list. For more information on citing entries that begin with the title refer to the MLA Handbook (pp. 117-8).

In-text

(Convention 2)

OR

The United Nations General Assembly addresses this in its Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, which states that... (2)

Reference list

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. United Nations General Assembly, 1979.

Endnote reference type

Generic

Government document

Report

Entrer the title of the report into the "Secondary Title" field to ensure that it will be italicised.

Government publication - online

Reference Example
In-text

(Review iiv)

Reference list

Review of Australian Government Investment in the Indigenous Broadcasting and Media Sector. Australian Government, Office for the Arts, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, 2010, arts.ove.au/sites/default/files/pdfs/broadcasting-reviw.pdf.

Endnote reference type

Generic

Government document

Report

You will need to manually edit the output for this style in the plain text version of the document to change the full stop after the date into a comma.

Government publication - online

Reference Example
In-text

(Australian Government, Dept. of Social Services 14)

Reference list

Australian Government, Department of Social Services. National Disability Strategy 2010-2020. Commonwealth of Australia, 2011, www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/05_2012/national_disability_strategy_2010_2020.pdf.

Endnote reference type

Generic

Government document

Report

You will need to manually edit the output for this style in the plain text version of the document to change the full stop after the date into a comma.