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If I cite a passage that contains numerous quotations from other sources, how do I let my reader know the original sources of the quotations?

You are not obligated to tell your reader the original sources of the quotations. Nor should you include any note numbers or parenthetical documentation from the original source, as noted in our post on what you can omit when quoting sources. If you wish to tell your reader the source of the quotations, you can provide the information in a single footnote or endnote at the end of the passage. 

How do I cite a numbered footnote?

Cite a numbered footnote or endnote in a parenthetical citation thus: Edward Wallis, the editor, notes that the poet used this technique for the first time in “New Poem” (77n5). When citing multiple notes from a single page, this format is suggested: The editors of the facsimile edition call the reader’s attention to three instances of this rhetorical device (56 [nn 1, 4, 5]). It would be unusual to cite a note in the list of works cited, and writers are encouraged to build references into the main body of their work whenever possible.

Using MLA Format

. . . how to use the MLA format template. Digital Citation Tool Build citations with our interactive template. In-Text Citations Get help with in-text citations. Endnotes and Footnotes Read our guide about using notes in MLA style. Set Up Your Paper Setting Up a Research Paper Get our guidelines for setting up academic research papers . . .

Are notes compatible with MLA style?

Yes. Two kinds of notes are suitable with the parenthetical citations used in MLA style: content notes and bibliographic notes. These may be styled either as footnotes or endnotes. Content Notes Content notes offer the reader comment, explanation, or information that the text can’t accommodate. In general, they should be used only when . . .

How do I create an in-text citation for a note or marginalia by an editor or translator in a work listed under the author’s name?

. . . Work Cited Zola, Émile. Germinal. Translated by Roger Pearson, Penguin Books, 2004. If the notes are not numbered (e.g., if they are set as footnotes indicated by symbols or appear in a headnote or marginalia), list “n” alone after the page number or make clear in your prose where the . . .

How do I format an appendix and style its heads?

. . . London dialect. This introduction provides students with the basic knowledge necessary to smoothly read Pearsall’s edition. Since difficult lines in the poem are explained in its footnotes and annotations, this guide provides only a rudimentary working knowledge of the most pressing grammatical and lexical issues. No specific linguistic knowledge is assumed. Pronunciation and Spelling . . .

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