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MLA 8th Edition

There are numerous citation styles available to researchers and students, however, at FCDS, we use the whole school model of MLA (8th edition).  


The Core Elements


What is a Container?

In MLA Citation Style, a container is considered to be "a larger whole . . . that holds a source" (30).  It is a larger source that contains smaller works. Many sources have more than one container.

For example, if you are citing the short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," the book that has the short story, Selected American Short Stories, is considered the "container," as it contains the story.

However, if you found the book through the Literature Reference Center eBooks, then the 2nd container would be the Literature Reference Center.


Handout on how to cite MLA style

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