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Hamlet & Shakespeare: MLA Format Help

MLA 8th Edition Examples

How do I cite...

Book: Author. Title goes in italics. Publisher, Year. 

Fredrickson, George M. White Supremacy: A Comparative Study in American and South African History. Oxford UP, 1982.

Website/Webpage: Site/article author. "Title of article goes in quotes." Creator/sponsor/name of site. Date of publication, full URL. Access date.

Deresiewicz, William. “The Death of the Artist- and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur.” The Atlantic, 28 Dec. 2014, Accessed 28 November 2016.


Video: Creator's name (only include if different from uploader name.) "Title of video in quotes." Source of video, uploader name if known, upload date, full URL. 

McGonigal, Jane. “Gaming and Productivity.” YouTube, uploaded by Big Think, 3 July 2012,

Remember, any content you find in a database will have an MLA citation already prepared for you! If you can't locate a citation within a database, see Ms. Forfa for help.

For more help and examples, see the Purdue OWL MLA page.

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