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MLA Style Guide for Citations (9th edition): Number

Some sources are a part of a numbered series. For example, a magazine that is published monthly will likely have a volume number and an issue number. You would include both of those numbers in your citation.

Some common types of sources that are part of a numbered series

  • Articles from periodicals
  • Books from a multivolume set (such as an encyclopedia)
  • Comic books
  • Episodes of TV shows

Example citations

Gouveia, Sidney, et al. "Forest Structure Drives Global Diversity of Primates." Journal of Animal Ecology, vol. 83, no. 6, Nov. 2014, pp. 1523-30.

"Marge vs. the Monorail." The Simpsons, performances by Julie Kavner and Phil Hartman, season 4, episode 12, Twentieth Century Fox, 14 Jan. 1993.

De La Torre, Miguel A., editor. Hispanic American Religious Cultures. Vol. 1, ABC-CLIO, 2009.


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