MLA 8 updates

The Modern Language Association published a new edition of the style manual known commonly as the MLA Handbook. To help students with the new approach and formatting style of citations in MLA 8th edition, the Tyler libraries have developed a new page on the Citations and Formatting research guide.  This guide highlights the basic components of MLA 8 citations and how to properly format various types of citations.  More specifically, the MLA 8 page will demonstrate citations for,

  • Books
  • Articles (both online and print)
  • Films/Visual Recording
  • Audio Recordings
  • Websites
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines

To access the MLA 8 research guide page, please visit

If you would like to view the full MLA Handbook, please see the library holdings for the reserve and circulating copies that are available at the Chester and Midlothian campuses.

Currently, the library databases and resources do not have MLA 8 formatted citations available.  After speaking with several database representatives (QuickSearch and EBSCO), the Tyler libraries learned that MLA 8 citations will be available in the spring 2017 semester.  If you need assistance formatting citations from MLA 7 to MLA 8 before updates are available with library resources, please contact the Tyler libraries at

In addition to the Tyler Libraries research guides, there are other sources of information to help you with MLA 8.  Please consult the following sources as needed:

The Tyler libraries will also host workshops to help with citation in both MLA and APA during the fall 2016 semester.  These workshops will also address the changes associated with MLA 8th edition.  The following is a schedule for the Who Said That? APA and MLA citation workshops:


  • Monday, 10/3 @ 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 11/2 @ 11:30 AM
  • Thursday, 12/1 @ 3:00 PM


  • Tuesday, 10/18 @ 10:00 AM

For a complete listing of fall 2016 workshops, please visit:

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