The eight edition of the MLA Handbook, published in April 2016, introduces a new model for entries in the works-cited list, to reflect how research and documentation has changed in an era of digital content.
While earlier editions emphasized the importance of following specific guidelines for formatting, the new edition recommends a universal set of guidelines that can be applied to any source in any field. This new model embraces the idea that a style guide should offer a method that is widely applicable and flexible enough to accommodate new sources to come.
Note the punctuation after each element, because that is the proper way of using it in the works-cited list.
The core elements appear in the order they have to be listed in the works-cited list.
Jacobs, Alan. The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction. Oxford UP, 2011.
Kincaid, Jamaica. “In History.” Callaloo, vol. 24, no. 2, Spring 2001, pp. 620-26.