Because your sources - especially the online ones - are often found in locations other than the ones in which they were originally published, MLA 8 has introduced the concept of “Containers”.
Containers are the elements that “hold” the source. A container however, can be inside a larger container. “Each container provides useful information for a reader seeking to understand and locate the original source”
The complete back issues of a journal are stored in JSTOR or EBSCO database
|Sample page with 1 container||Sample page with 2 containers|
Halsall, Paul. Internet Modern History Sourcebook. History Department of Fordham University, New York, 1/26/1996. www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook38.html#Literary%20Responses. Accessed 30 Nov. 2012.
“Under the Gun.” Pretty Little Liars, season 4, episode 6, ABC family, 16 July 2013. Hulu, www.hulu.com/watch/511318. Accessed 27 Oct. 2015.
Goldman, Ann. “Questions of Transport: Reading Primo Levi Reading Dante.” The Georgia Review, Vol. 64, no.1, 2010 pp. 69-88. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable41403188. Accessed 25 Oct. 2015.