The Publication Date tells when the source was published or posted.
It might include any of these things.
Finding the publication depends on the format of your source.
MLA uses day-month-year format. Provide the most specific date you can find.
When no date is provided on the source, this element should be skipped.
Spell out the name of a season without capitalizing it.
These examples show where the date element fits inside the bigger works cited entry: