Whenever different versions of a work are available, you must cite the version you are using. If you cite more than one version of a work in your paper, create an entry for each version.
Thus, if you cite different versions of a movie trailer from a Web site, create an entry for each one. Follow the MLA format template. List the title of the trailer and the date of the trailer, if given, in the middle optional-element slot after the title. Then list the name of the site as the title of the container, the publisher of the site—if different from the name of the site—the copyright date of the site, and the URL where the trailer can be found:
“International Trailer: A Wrinkle in Time.” 2018. IMDb, 1990-2019, www.imdb.com/title/tt1620680/videoplayer/vi1357101081?ref_=vp_pl_2.
“Teaser Trailer: A Wrinkle in Time.” 2018. IMDb, 1990-2019, www.imdb.com/title/tt1620680/videoplayer/vi3569924377.
Cite an academic catalog the way you would cite a book with no author. Follow the MLA format template. Begin your entry with the title of the catalog and then list the publication details. If the catalog lists an issue number, include it in the Number element, as shown in the following example:
The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts, 1989-1991. No. 8906, University of Texas, Austin, May 1989.
No. Unlike quotations of poetry, quotations of prose do not need to communicate the layout of the text. Thus, if you quote the last line of one paragraph and the first line of the next, you do not need to mark the paragraph break in any way. But since the start of a new paragraph generally indicates a shift to a new idea, you might consider quoting each sentence separately.
When you cite the PDF of an article found by searching Google Scholar, you should always cite the platform of publication for the article. When Google Scholar provides direct access to an article, it indicates the site on which the article is published, and the article itself generally lists the URL or DOI leading to the article. Your works-cited-list entry should list the publication details for the article in container 1 and the name of the Web site containing the article along with a URL or DOI in container 2, as shown in the following example:
Major, Ruth. “Kamouraska et les Enfants du sabbat: Faire jouer la transparence.” Voix et images, vol. 7, no. 3, Spring 1982, pp. 459-70. Érudit 20, doi:10.7202/200341ar.
Whether and how to cite a traveling art installation depends on how you refer to it in your paper. If you mention it in passing, no citation is needed. If you discuss it in detail, you need to cite the source where you found the information—for example, a Web site that discusses the installation or the installation at a specific location.
The following shows an example of a works-cited-list entry for a Web site about an art installation:
Walking with Our Sisters, 2019, walkingwithoursisters.ca/.
Create an in-text citation for a paginated, unpublished work in the same way that you would cite any work with explicit page numbers. As the MLA Handbook notes, “A typical in-text citation is composed of the element that comes first in the entry in the works-cited list (usually the author’s name) and a page number” (54).
Semicolons should be used before coordinating conjunctions—that is, terms such as and, or, and but joining independent clauses—when the clauses are long and have internal punctuation, as shown in the following example:
Since he speaks French, Spanish, and Italian, he assumed he would have no trouble traveling in southern Europe, especially since many people in the region now speak English; but when he arrived in Sicily, his unfamiliarity with the Sicilian dialect made communication difficult.
In the sentence above, the coordinating conjunction but joins the independent clause “Since he speaks . . . English” with the independent clause “when he arrived . . . difficult.” Since both independent clauses contain commas, inserting a semicolon before but makes the sentence easier to read.
When you cite unpublished material, follow the MLA format template and provide as much information from the source as you can.
In general, list the author of the work, the title of the notebook in quotation marks (since it is an unpublished work) or a description if there is no title. Provide the date of the notebook, if given. In the optional-element slot at the end of the entry, indicate the format. The following is an example:
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Unpublished notebook. 1794. Manuscript.