The Modern Language Association of America introduced this latest handbook in early 2016.
Overall, the biggest change is in how the citations are formatted. Punctuation has been simplified and listing the format such as print or web has been removed. If you are interested in knowing more about the changes, please look on the MLA website or here.
Many databases have citations in the MLA 8th edition format ready to copy and paste. One caution: be sure the format is correctly done. We have seen instances where it is not.