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MLA 8th Cheat Sheet
MLA 8th Edition Cheat Sheet
Use this cheat sheet for examples of how to cite resources. This five-page document gives examples of the most commonly cited sources by Cuesta students.
W.W. Norton MLA 8th Edition
Here is the link to publisher W.W. Norton's 49-page PDF on MLA style. (First 10 pages are about in-text citations; works cited citations begin on page 11.) Sometimes an optional element is included, like a series or an access date. Follow the directions from your instructor on what you should use.
EasyBib is a citation engine. It creates citations for you, which can be a huge timesaver. The only drawback is that you need to check the citations for correct MLA 8th edition style.
Use Preformatted Citations from Databases
You will save yourself a lot of time and trouble by copying preformatted citations from various databases. Many, but not all, databases will offer a citation formatted according to MLA. Look for a link or icon called "cite", or "citation", or sometimes just a quotemark ("). Always check your preformatted citations against the MLA 8th edition cheatsheet, because the citations are done by computer, not by a human.
Here is an example from the EbscoHost database showing the citation icon at the far right-hand side:
Click on the "Cite" icon, then choose "MLA":
After copying and pasting the citation into your Works Cited page, you would check the citation against the MLA cheatsheet to verify that it is correct.