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MLA Boot Camp: Version & Number

MLA Boot Camp

Version & Number

Author. "Title of Source." Title of Container, Other Contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication

Date, Location. 

Rules to Remember

VERSION

  • Some formats -- books in particular -- may be regularly updated, expanded, or abridged. Because several versions of a work may exist, it is important to capture information about the edition of the work in the citation. 
  • Common terms indicating version (edition): 
    • Expanded ed. 
    • Updated ed. 
    • Second ed. 

NUMBER

  • If the source you are citing is part of a numbered series (e.g. book series, newspaper, magazine, journal, etc.) then your citation must capture information about the number of the item. 
  • Abbreviate the words volume and number when indicating the number of the source: 
    • Volume ⇒ vol.
    • Number ⇒ no.
    • Issue ⇒ no. 

Formatting Version

MLA Citation for Works-Cited List:

Young, James A. and B. Abbott Sparks. Cattle in the Cold Desert, expanded edition, U of Nevada P,

2002, EBSCOhost, http://arktos.nyit.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?

direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=91099&site=ehost-live&scope=site 

MLA Citation for Works-Cited List:

Melosi, Martin V. The Sanitary City : Environmental Services in Urban America from Colonial Times to the

Present, abridged edition, vol. 1, U of Pittsburgh P, 2008, EBSCOhost, http://arktos.nyit.edu/login?

url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=829295&site=ehost-live&scope=site 

Formatting Number

EBOOK EXAMPLE 

MLA Citation for Works-Cited List:

Melosi, Martin V. The Sanitary City : Environmental Services in Urban America from Colonial Times to the

Present, abridged edition, vol. 1, U of Pittsburgh P, 2008, EBSCOhost, http://arktos.nyit.edu/login?

url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=829295&site=ehost-live&scope=site Apr 5, 2017


ARTICLE EXAMPLE

MLA Citation for Works-Cited List:

Picos, Maria Teresa Vilariño. "The Library and the Librarian as a Theme in Literature." Clcweb:

Comparative Literature and Culture, vol. 13, no. 5,  2011, http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/vol13/iss5/15/.

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