Where do I place the period when the Title of Source element ends with a single and a double closing quotation mark?
A period is always used after the Title of Source element in a works-cited-list entry, as described in section 5.120 of the MLA Handbook (217). If the title of a source ends with a single and a double closing quotation mark, then place the period inside the quotation marks.
Straub, Kristina. “The Suspicious Reader Surprised; or, What I Learned from ‘Surface Reading.’” The Eighteenth Century, vol. 54, no. 1, spring 2013, pp. 139–43.
For more guidance, see our post on punctuation around quotation marks.
MLA Handbook. 9th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2021.