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I complied an essay for my English Composition class. After receiving the review, the grader marked my Works Cited as 'incorrect'.

I use lualatex -> biber -> lualatex -> lualatex to compile my .tex. I use biblatex.sty,v 1.7 and mla.bbx v0.9

My .bib file:

@InBook{sample,
    author="Some Author",
    title="Some Title",
    booktitle="Some Book Title",
    publisher="Some Publisher",
    address="Some Address",
    editor="Some Editor",
    year="1988",
}

According to the grader's website, the 'correct' citation should be:

Author, Some. "Some Title". Some Book Title. Ed. Some Editor. Some Address: Some Publisher, 1988.

My citation (automatically generated)

Author, Some. “Some Title”. In: Some Book Title. Ed. by Some Editor. Some Address: Some Publisher, 1988.

The main difference are: in the second citation, there is a 'In:' before the book title, and a 'by' after 'Ed.'

So, is biblatex-mla out-of-date, or my grader's citation out-of-date (which is more likely, imo)? If it is the latter, could you post the standard mla citation website (I searched, and came up with the mla citation same as my grader's (at least from Cornell University's website).

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Do you have an MLA Handbook at hand? Which (MLA) category does the work you’re citing belong to? biblatex-mla claims to be up-to-date: “The MLA style, a common standard for writers in the humanities, is outlined in the MLA Style Manual, in its 3rd edition, and the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, now in its 7th edition. By default, these files follow definitions for these latest editions, though they also offer the option of support for the previous style.” –  doncherry Apr 24 '13 at 6:36
    
No. I do not have an MLA Handbook at hand. Maybe I should use Book instead of InBook? But that article is inside a book, so it still make sense to use the InBook class. –  capsensitive Apr 24 '13 at 6:57
    
I don’t have a Handbook here, either. However, the more I think about this question, the more it seems to me that it’s actually off-topic. The question really is which is the correct MLA style, which isn’t concerned with *TeX at all. A follow-up question might be more concerned with *TeX. Writers seems to be the appropriate site for your current question. I’ll flag it and suggest to a moderator to migrate this question for you. –  doncherry Apr 24 '13 at 7:21
    
When you've got that sorted out, the links tex.stackexchange.com/questions/12806/… and section 4.2 of the manual may help you customize biblatex if it's necessary. –  Sean Allred Apr 24 '13 at 8:55
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The version of biblatex-mla on CTAN is indeed, rather old, and does exhibit this problem if you use the inbook entry (but is correct if you use incollection). The up-to-date version seems to be maintained on github, and appears to be actively developed. This is the version that should be used. –  Paul Stanley Apr 24 '13 at 10:51
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closed as off topic by doncherry, zeroth, Claudio Fiandrino, Martin Schröder, lockstep Apr 24 '13 at 8:51

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