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MLA Style Guide Eighth Edition



The location of a work is where you go to find the information and will depend on the medium of publication (page numbers, URL, DOI, etc.). Here are a few examples:

Print sources: page number (p.) or a range of pages (pp.)

Online Work: the URL
Visualizing Emancipation. Directed by Scott Nesbit and Edward L. Ayers,
Use permalinks and DOIs when possible.
Chan, Evans. "Postmodernism and Hong Kong Cinema." Postmodern Culture, vol. 10, no. 3, May 2000.
             Project Muse, doi:10.1353/pmc.2000.0021.

Television Episode: Disc number
"Hush." Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Fourth Season, created by Joss Whedon, performance by
             Sarah Michelle Gellar, episode 10, WB Television Network, 2003, disc 3.

Physical Object

Physical Object such as an artifact or a piece in a museum: Place or institution (include place and city but omit the city if it is part of the place)
Bearden, Romare. The Train. 1975, Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales. Circa 1400-10, British Library, London, Harley MS 7334.


Performance, lecture or presentation: name the venue and its city but omit the city if it is part of the venue's name.
Atwood, Margaret. "Silencing the Scream." Boundaries of the Imagination Forum. MLA Convention, 29 Dec. 1993,
              Royal York Hotel, Toronto.