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How do I document an interview in MLA style?

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When a work by three or more authors is mentioned in the text of a research paper (rather than in a parenthetical citation), should the names of all the authors be included or only the first one, followed by et al.?

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Does the MLA still recommend the use of hanging indention? I don’t always see hanging indentions on The MLA Style Center..

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In the database example in “Works Cited: A Quick Guide,” why is container 2 specified as EBSCOHost, not as the database searched on EBSCOHost (e.g., Academic Search Premier)?

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Is a new edition of the MLA Style Manual going to be published?

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Are notes compatible with MLA style?

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Must quotations always be introduced with wording like “So-and-so writes”?

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What kind of number do I put in the parenthetical citation for a poem—a page number, a line number, or another part number?

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News articles are sometimes credited to agencies like Reuters and the Associated Press. Should the agencies be cited as the authors of these articles?

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Is it wrong to type spaces before and after a dash?

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