Many library databases offer citation generators. We will keep you updated regarding which popular databases are using which edition of MLA.
Last update: 7/27/16
|Database||MLA Edition used for Citation Generator|
|EBSCO||7th (OLD) Edition|
|Gale||7th (OLD) Edition||8th (NEW) Edition|
|InfoBase Publishing||7th (OLD) Edition|
|JSTOR||7th (OLD) Edition|
|ProQuest||7th (OLD) Edition||8th (NEW) Edition|
|Salem Press||7th (OLD) Edition|
Book with a Single Author:
Last name, First name. Title of the Book. Publisher, year.
Franke, Damon. Modernist Heresies: British Literary History, 1883-1924. Ohio State
*Note: The new MLA does not require the city of publishing for books or the distinction of web or print for any sources. Books printed or published before 1900 may only offer a city of publishing.
Book with two Authors:
Last name, First name, and First name Last name. Title of book. Publisher, year.
Dorris, Michael, and Louise Erdrich. The Crown of Columbus. HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.
*Note: The arrangement of Last, First, and First Last will be used for all sources with two authors.
Last name, First name. Title of Book. Publisher, year. Title of Container, location.
Gikandi, Simon. Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Cambridge UP, 2000. ACLS Humanities E-Book,
*Note: “Container” is the word MLA uses to describe the source that “contains” the cited material, such as a journal, database, website etc.
Article from a Website without an Author:
“Title of Article.” Name of Website, Sponsoring Organization, Date/Year, URL.
“Hourly News Summary.” National Public Radio, 20 July 2007. npr.org/hourly-
*Note: When a source does not have a listed author name, skip that requirement and start with the next item in the format.
Valencia College is continually updating this guide.