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MLA 8th referencing style

A guide to using MLA 8th referencing style

Chapter in an edited book

Reference Example
In-text

(Newman 36)

OR

Newman writes that... (36)

Reference list

Newman, Beth. "Wuthering Heights in its Context(s)." Approaches to Teaching Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights", edited by Sue Lonoff and Terri A Hasseler. Modern Language Association of America, 2006, pp. 36-43.

Endnote reference type Book section

Chapter in an edited eBook/electronic book

Reference Example
In-text

(Eldred 126)

OR

According to Eldred... (126)

Reference list

Eldred, Laura. "Martin McDonagh and the Contemporary Gothic." Martin McDonagh: A Casebook, edited by Richard Rankin Russell, Taylor & Francis, 2007, pp. 111-30. EBL, uql.eblib.com.au.ezproxy.library.uq.edu.au/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=328231.

Endnote reference type

Electronic book section

You will need to manually edit the output for this style in the plain text version of the document to italicise the database/website/platform the eBook version was accessed from.

Poem or story in a collection

Reference Example
Note

If you are citing a commonly studied prose, do not include the page number in the citation. Instead, use the line numbering and other divisions (act, scene, book, etc.) of the text. Arabic numerals are preferred.

In-text

(Carter 159-60)

OR

(Burns line 11)

Reference list

Carter, Angela. "The Tiger's Bride." Burning Your Boats: The Collected Stories, Penguin, 1995, pp. 154-69.

Burns, Robert. "Red, Red Rose." 100 Best-Loved Poems, edited by Philip Smith, Dover, 1995, p. 26.

Endnote reference type Book section