How do I cite search results as evidence?

Search results are not a work, so no works-cited-list entry is needed. If you are referring to the results as evidence, you can simply name the database in your prose, as in the following example:

At first—to judge from the 190-odd results for the phrase in a JSTOR search at the time of writing—invocations of distant reading were concentrated in debates about world literature.*

*The quotation has been modified from Andrew Goldstone’s “The Doxa of Reading” (PMLA, vol. 132, no. 3, May 2017, pp. 636–42).

 

 

Published 27 September 2018

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