Citavi's citation style "MLA Modern Language Association, 8th ed." is based on the following book:
MLA Handbook. 8th ed., The Modern Language Association of America, 2016.
The eighth edition offers greater flexibility in how information can be cited than previous versions. For citing in some non-standard ways, you can use Citavi’s custom fields. The following guidelines apply to all relevant reference types:
- When entering a “container” (such as a database) for which no field is available, use Custom field 1.
- When entering a “descriptive terms” (such as a “transcript”) for which no field is available, use Custom field 4.
- If your focus is on a contributor (such as a translator) instead of an author or editor, enter the person’s name in the Collaborator field and enter their role in Custom field 2.
- When citing an entire work in another work (such as a novel or play in an anthology or a comic book in series) enter the type of work in Custom field 3. This option is only available for contributions in edited books and contributions in collected works.
Download our sample files with specific examples for how to use the style with Citavi:
This style also includes special citation insertion options. If you only want the quotation page range numbers to appear, insert the reference using Option 1.If you only want the short title and page range numbers to appear, insert the reference using Option 2.
- Citavi cannot automatically remove the italics from book titles within a title. Change this later on by hand after converting your Citavi fields to text. We recommend only taking this step right before submitting your work.
- Since the Book reference type does not have a Volume field, as a workaround enter the full volume statement (ex: “Vol. 5”) in the Edition field. When citing with the Word Add-In, enter the volume information in the Suffix field along with any necessary punctuation.
- Citavi can only show times in 24-hour format and does not include "a.m." and "p.m."