The Location helps your reader find the source. Depending on the format of your source, the Location might be:
Use the abbreviation p. for a single page. Use the abbreviation pp. to indicate a range of pages. Add a space after the page abbreviation followed by the number(s).
If page numbers are given as roman numerals or includes a letter, use the same case (upper or lowercase) for the letters as your sources.
A DOI is a Digital Object Identifier, a string of letters, numbers, and possibly symbols used to permanently identify and link to an article.
Some DOIs begin with https://. If the DOI does not begin that way, you need to add it using this format:
Copy the entire URL from your browser if a permalink is not provided.
If the source provides a persistent or permanent link, use that instead of the URL in the browser.
Share links on websites are considered permalinks and should be used instead of the longer link in the browser.
Remove the protocol from the beginning of the link. The protocol is the https:// or http://. However, make sure the link is still active and clickable.
If the URL is longer than 3 full lines on the page OR is longer than the rest of the entry, it may be shortened by truncating, or cutting out the part near the end. You should always leave the main part of the link that includes the "host" or main domain name. For example:
Using link shorteners such as ow.ly or bit.ly is not allowed by MLA because they remove identifying information from the link and may stop working.
Long URLs may cause uneven line within your works cited entry. While it may look unsightly, MLA prefers this unevenness to breaking links by adding hyphens, spacing, or line breaks. The integrity of the URL is the most important consideration.
These examples show where the location element fits inside the bigger works cited entry: