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Kenzie, Susan Wegener, Maryam Ghafoor, Purdue OWL Staff Last Edited: 2018-07-09 The following overview should help you better understand how to cite sources using MLA eighth edition, including the list of works cited and in-text citations.
This is the way to create a general citation for a television episode.
However, if you are discussing, for example, the historical context in which the episode originally aired, you should cite the full date.
The author should include any information that helps readers easily identify the source, without including unnecessary information that may be distracting.
The following is a list of select optional elements that should be part of a documented source at the writer’s discretion.
This gives writers a flexible method that is near-universally applicable.
Once you are familiar with the method, you can use it to document any type of source, for any type of paper, in any field.
The title of the container is usually italicized and followed by a comma, since the information that follows next describes the container.ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.Contributors: Tony Russell, Allen Brizee, Elizabeth Angeli, Russell Keck, Joshua M.Please use the example at the bottom of this page to cite the Purdue OWL in MLA.See also our MLA vidcast series on the Purdue OWL You Tube Channel.: the publisher’s name need not be included in the following sources: periodicals, works published by their author or editor, websites whose titles are the same name as their publisher, websites that make works available but do not actually publish them (such as ).The same source may have been published on more than one date, such as an online version of an original source.If you’re unsure about which date to use, go with the date of the source’s original publication.In the following example, Mutant Enemy is the primary production company, and “Hush” was released in 1999.For example, a television series might have aired on a broadcast network on one date, but released on on a different date.When the source has more than one date, it is sufficient to use the date that is most relevant to your use of it.