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MLA Style Guide, 8th Edition: Number

Number (Works Cited)

Number is the sixth core element. This element may not be necessary for every Works Cited entry. Number is used to document multiple volume works that are numbered. For example, journals are typically numbered by volume and issue.

  • This element begins with a capital letter only if the proceeding element ended with a period. If the proceeding element ended with a comma, the first letter of this element will be lower case.
  • Abbreviate the word volume as "vol." and the word number as "no." Separate the two parts with a comma and a space in this format: vol. 10, no. 2,
  • This element ends with a comma.

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