The 8th edition of the MLA handbook officially highlights principles over prescriptive practices.
MLA use the concept of "containers" The first container is the item source itself.
There's a format for citing just about everything - films, television shows, email, cartoons - you name it.
According to MLA guidelines, for works "that [have] no pagination or other type of reference markers," like television shows, films, etc., it's recommended to include the author (director, performer, etc.) and the name of the work within the text (Gibaldi 242).
Please note these changes in the new edition: Author. Title of container (do not list container for standalone books, e.g.
novels), Other contributors (translators or editors), Version (edition), Number (vol.
Check with your professors to see which version of MLA style you should use for your classes.
For further MLA guidance, see the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing.
The specific format of your citation varies depending on whether you're using the Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA), or Chicago style. You would need the author or editor of the textbook as well as the title for your Works Cited entry.
For your in-text citation, use the author of the article, not the author or editor of the textbook.