For a complete list of style rules, consult the MLA Handbook at the Reference Desk:
Thankfully, not to Works Cited Entries & In-Text Citations!
There is more guidance and examples on the existing rules and more emphasis on writing. There is also a new chapter on inclusive language.
The MLA Handbook provides a "universal set of guidelines" for citing sources across all format types. Luckily, the 9th edition mainly expands upon the rules listed in the 8th edition. There are no significant changes in Works Cited/In-Text Citations (whew!).
These guidelines state that, if given, these major elements should be included in the citation:
2. Title of Source.
3. Title of Container,
4. Other Contributors,
8. Publication date,
Sometimes, elements 3-9 will repeat again, if say, your journal was inside a database.
Putting it all together:
Goldman, Anne. "Questions of Transport: Reading Primo Levi Reading Dante." The Georgia Review, vol.64, no. 1, 2010, pp.69-
88. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41403188.
A Works Cited page is an alphabetical list of the sources you paraphrased or quoted within the text of your paper. Your parenthetical citations within the text of your paper should point to a corresponding entry on this page.
The Works Cited page should:
See the example below.