Have there been corrections to the handbook since the first printing?

Yes. The following corrections have been made in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook since its publication. This listing shows in which printing or release the changes first appeared.
Correction Page(s) Regular Paperback Large-Print Paperback E-books
Add shading to “1995” in the Ellison example. 45 2nd 1st 1st
In the index entries that mention URLs, delete 39 if present and add 49 if absent. 132, 135, 137, 139, 145, 146 2nd 1st 1st
In the index, under “Talmud” delete “abbreviations for books in 97–99” and change “titles of” to “title of.” Delete the cross-reference “Torah See Talmud.” 144–45 2nd 1st 1st
Emend Feodor to Fyodor. 23 3rd 2nd 1st
Add cross-reference to sec. 1.5 (on time stamps). 24 3rd 2nd 1st
Replace Fresh Air example with Allende example. 52 3rd 2nd 1st
Emend wording to Penelope/Stanley example. 103 3rd 2nd 1st
In the index, add, “, 49” to “blogs, URLs 48.” 133 3rd 2nd 1st
In the index, add, “, 49” to “film, URLs 48.” 136 3rd 2nd 1st
In the index, add entry “quotations, block 1.3.2-3.” 143 3rd 2nd 1st
The first and second printings of the regular paperback and the first printing of the large-print paperback contain no label identifying the printing. In later printings of both editions, the printing will be noted on the copyright page.

Published 13 April 2016

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