In addition to the author, there may be other contributors to the source who should be credited, such as editors, illustrators, translators, etc.
If their contributions are relevant to your research, or necessary to identify the source, include their names in your documentation.
The current system is based on a few principles, rather than an extensive list of specific rules.
While the handbook still gives examples of how to cite sources, it is organized according to the process of documentation, rather than by the sources themselves.
In the current version, punctuation is simpler (just commas and periods separate the elements), and information about the source is kept to the basics.
Begin the entry with the author’s last name, followed by a comma and the rest of the name, as presented in the work. *The eighth edition handbook recommends including URLs when citing online sources.
This is the way to create a general citation for a television episode.
However, if you are discussing, for example, the historical context in which the episode originally aired, you should cite the full date.
The publisher produces or distributes the source to the public.
If there is more than one publisher, and they are all are relevant to your research, list them in your citation, separated by a forward slash (/).
This process teaches writers a flexible method that is universally applicable.
Once you are familiar with the method, you can use it to document any type of source, for any type of paper, in any field.
MLA has turned to a style of documentation that is based on a general method that may be applied to every possible source, to many different types of writing.