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MLA Style (8th Ed.): Location


The location element refers to page number or page numbers in a print resource or the web address (URL) or a digital object identifier (DOI) for online resources.


For a single page, use p., for a range of pages use pp.


If available, cite the DOI rather than a URL.


"If your source offers URLs that it says are stable (sometimes called permalinks), use them in your entry. (MLA Handbook, 8th ed., p. 48)


This element ends with a period.


For more information, refer to pages 46-50 of the MLA Handbook, 8th ed.