It proved, convincingly, that deaf people could band together effectively for a common cause and succeed.
The title changed to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers in 2003 (6th ed.).
The seventh edition's main changes from the sixth edition were "no longer recogniz[ing] a default medium and instead call[ing] for listing the medium of publication [whether Print or Web or CD] in every entry in the list of works cited", recommending against listing URLs, and preferring italics over underline.
Put the title in quotation marks, and abbreviate long titles to one main word of the title according to how it is listed in your Works Cited page. It was a time when deaf people learned the strength of their community.
If your quote is more than 40 words, indent the entire paragraph 5 spaces on a separate line and then begin the quote. The student protest that shut down Gallaudet University the week of March 6-13, 1988, accomplished far more than just the selection of the world's first deaf university president.
You should give the page number first, followed by a semi-colon, then give other identifying information with commas separating each item.
Poetry and Classic Verse Plays (like Shakespeare's plays): For poems, you should omit the page number altogether.
Released in spring 2016, it changes the structure of the works cited list, most directly by adding abbreviations for volumes and issues (vol. or pp.), not abbreviating words like "editor" or "translator", using URLs in most instances (though preferring DOI, as in APA), and not favoring the medium of publication.
Synopsis: The handbook takes readers through the research paper process step by step, and includes information on narrowing the topic, outlining, note taking, etc.
The MLA Handbook (8th ed., 2016), formerly the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (1977–2009) is a publication of the United States-based Modern Language Association.
According to the organization, their MLA style "has been widely adopted for classroom instruction and used worldwide by scholars, journal publishers, and academic and commercial presses".