[Tex/LaTex] Bibliography style MLA 8


I am new to LaTex and writing my dissertation usingin Overleaf. I am using BibLaTex and MLA-style for bibliographical information. Now, MLA published their 8th style guide in April and I would like to know how to implement the changes. Or whether anyone has taken on the monumental task of updating the old MLA style-file? MLA 8 makes a lot more sense than MLA 7 to me and I think it will be as useful style guide.

In particular, I would like to know, how to get rid of the "print" and "web" info, and add commas between the information.

The 8th edition suggests e.g. the following style for journal entries:

Kincaid, Jamaica. “In History.” Callaloo, vol. 24, no. 2, Spring 2001, pp. 620-26.

Whereas the 7th edition had this here:

Kinkaid, Jamaica. “In History.” Callaloo 24.2 (Spring 2001): 620-26. Web.

(Examples from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/22/)

Best Answer

The biblatex-mla maintainer has updated the package to properly work with recent versions of biblatex. The style now includes mla-new that implements the 8th edition of the MLA style guide. See also the CHANGES file on CTAN

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