How to Format Numbers in MLA 8


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How to Format Numbers in MLA8

You may find that your source is numbered, and you’ll want to be sure to include that information in your citation. Some common examples include episodes of television shows, volumes of books and journals, and issue numbers.  When including numbered sources, remember:

  • Journal issues are often given a volume and issue number
  • Always abbreviate volume to vol. and number to no.

How to Cite a Journal Article in MLA 8:

Schaefer, Sara E., et al. “Wearing, Thinking, and Moving: Testing the

Feasibility of Fitness Tracking with Urban Youth.” American Journal of

Health Education, vol. 47, no. 1, 2016, pp 8-16. ERIC, EJ1086821.


How to Cite a Television Show in MLA 8:

“Treehouse.” Modern Family, created by Steven Levitan and Christopher

Lloyd, season 3, episode 7, 20th Century Fox, 2 Nov. 2011.


How to Cite a Book Volume in MLA 8:

The New Cambridge Medieval History. Edited by David Abulafia, vol. 5,

Cambridge UP, 1999. Google Books,



How to Cite a Comic Book in MLA 8:

  • Comic books are often given issue numbers. Include the issue number in your citation.

Cameron, Don. The Case Batman Failed to Solve! Batman, vol. 1, no. 14,

DC Comics, Dec. 1942.



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