If a title includes a period at the end, do I include the period?

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.

Yes. If a title ends with a punctuation mark, include the mark:

The Band Perry opened their set with the song “Done.,” the second track on their album Pioneer.

For examples of titles ending in punctuation marks other than a period, see our previous post.