How are notes numbered and placed in the MLA’s books?
Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.
In edited collections of essays, the MLA places notes at the end of each essay and restarts note numbering at 1. We follow the same numbering practice for chapters in monographs (books written by a single author or coauthors) but sometimes place the notes at the end of the book instead of after each chapter.
Read more on creating and styling notes in “Using Notes in MLA Style.”