MLA 8 update: Sources on your works cited page should be listed in the following order:
After each item should be the punctuation as shown above.
A container is the larger whole where you found the source. For example, when citing a website you would list the title of the page you are using for "title of source," but then list the name of the website itself for "title of container."
Here is an example of such a citation:
Daum, Meghan. "New Memoirs Show How the Other Half Lives." The New York Times.
10 Oct. 2016, www.nytimes.com/2016/10/16/books/review/
Accessed 10 Oct. 2016.
You can see how the title of the source is the title of the article, and The New York Times is the larger container/source where the article was found.
For a book, the title of the book would be the title of source and there would be no title of container.
However, if you were citing a poem from a book a poetry, then the title of the poem would be the title of source and the book title would be the title of container.
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