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MLA Citation Guide: Core Elements of a Citation

Core Elements

MLA 8  is designed around the idea of containers.  For example, a book is its own container; an article is contained in a journal or magazine and the journal or magazine may be contained in a database. The chart provides examples of containers, as well as explaining each element.  To guide you through the process, MLA has created a template, which is linked in the box to the right. 

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