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MLA Citation Page: Abbreviations

This page includes sources that will help you prepare a List of Works Cited in MLA format.

Month Abbreviations

January--Jan.

February--Feb.

March--Mar.

April--Apr.

May--May

June--June

July--July

August--Aug.

September--Sept.

October--Oct.

November--Nov.

December--Dec.

 

(MLA Style Manual sec. 8.2: 262-263) 

 

Works Cited

Modern Language Association of America. MLA Handbook. 8th Ed., The Modern Language Association of America, 2016 ​

Selected Scholarly Abbreviations

adapt.--adapter, adaptation, adapted by

anon.--anonymous

app.--appendix

attrib.--attributive; attributed to

ch.--chapter

comp.--compiler, compiled by

DOI--digital object identifier

ed.--editor, edition, edited by

et al.--and others (from Lat. et alii, et aliae, et alia)

etc.--and so forth (from Lat. et cetera; like most abbreviations, not appropriate in text)

narr.--narrator, narrated by

n.d.--no date of publication

par.--paragraph

sec. or sect. --section

 

(MLA Style Manual sec. 8.4: 269-282)

 

Works Cited

Modern Language Association of America. MLA Handbook. 8th Ed., The Modern Language Association of America, 2016 

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