MLA Style 8th Edition Guide Videos

 

MLA 8th Edition: A Brief History

A Brief History: This tutorial takes a quick look at the history and evolution of MLA style citation. It talks through the increasing rigidity of past editions, as well the most recent – and most relaxed – 8th edition. (2:10)

MLA 8th Edition: The Core Elements

The Core Elements: This tutorial outlines to the core elements of MLA citation style, including the use and concept of containers introduced in the 8th edition. It also gives some examples of MLA 8th edition citation formatting. (2:55) 

MLA 8th Edition: Formatting Names

Formatting Names: This tutorial discusses proper formatting of names using the 8th edition of MLA. This includes names of authors and fictional characters, first and subsequent use of these names, as well as language variations. (1:21)

MLA 8th Edition: Formatting Titles

Formatting Titles: This tutorial discusses proper formatting of titles using the 8th edition of MLA. This includes the proper use of capitals, punctuation, italics and quotations within various title formats. It also touches on shortened titles, titles within titles, and language variations. (2:11)

MLA 8th Edition: Quoatations

Quotations: This tutorial discusses proper formatting and use of quotations according to the 8th edition of MLA. This includes quotations of prose, poetry, and drama. It also discusses the alteration of quotes, including language variation and translations. (1:33)

MLA 8th Edition: Numerals

Numerals: This tutorial discusses proper use of numerals according to the 8th edition of MLA. It discusses when to use numerals versus words, and vise versa, as well as the inclusion of commas within larger numbers. (1:04)

MLA 8th Edition: Dates and Times

Dates and Times: This tutorial discusses how to properly record dates and times within your paper according to the 8th edition of MLA citation. (1:29)

MLA 8th Edition: Abbreviations

Abbreviations: This tutorial discusses how and when to use abbreviations according to the 8th edition of MLA citation. It focuses on common academic abbreviations, as well as abbreviations of publisher's names and titles of works. (1:33)

MLA 8th Edition: Basic Document Formatting

 Basic Document Formatting: This tutorial dicusses basic document formatting according to the 8th edition of MLA citation. This includes margins, font size and style, spacing, and page numbering, and the overall formatting of a works cited list. (2:01)