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MLA 8th referencing style

A guide to using MLA 8th referencing style

Email

Reference Example
In-text

(Kunka)

OR

In an email dated 15 November 2002, Kunka said that...

Reference list

Kunka, Andrew. "Re: Modernist Literature." Received by John R. Smith, 15 Nov. 2000.

Endnote reference type

Generic

Enter the receipient name in the Secondary Author field. You will need to manually edit the output for this style in the plain text version of the document to change the "edited by" to "Received by".

Blog

Reference Example
In-text

(10 things)

OR

According to "10 things you never knew you could find in a library (#fabulousfinds)" ...

Reference list

"10 things you never knew you could find in a library (#fabulousfinds)." Blog, UQ Library, 23 May 2016, web.library.uq.edu.au/blog/2016/05/10-things-you-never-knew-you-could-find-libraryfabulousfinds.

Endnote reference type

Blog

Add full date posted in the Year field.

Tweet

Reference Example
In-text

(@leighsales)

OR

@leighsales has made this point about Mathieson.

Reference list

@leighsales. “Clive Mathieson is a big loss to journalism - I hope he returns. He's highly regarded by colleagues and competitors.” Twitter, 31 Jan. 2016, 10:14 p.m., twitter.com/leighsales/status/694041062990413824.

Endnote reference type

Social Media

You will need to manually edit the output for this style in the plain text version of the document to add the URL.

YouTube

Reference Example
In-text

(ABC News)

OR

The ABC News' clip shows Turnbull's recollection...

Reference list

ABC News. "Turnbull Remembers Robert Hughes." YouTube, 7 Aug. 2012, youtu.be/88L3Rxi0dWg.

Endnote reference type

Social Media

You will need to manually edit the output for this style in the plain text version of the document to add the URL.