Posts related to digital sources
Is it permissible to include in a works-cited-list entry a permalink I created for a source?
Yes. The MLA Handbook notes that writers should aim to “provide their audiences with useful information about their sources” (3). If you have created a permalink for a Web… Read More
How do I cite a digitized, multivolume novel when each volume has a separate URL?
It is generally more useful to create a separate entry for each volume. In the following example, the writer has cited a passage from the… Read More
If I am citing an online version of a sacred text and each chapter is on a separate Web page, must each Web page be listed in the works-cited list?
No. You do not need to provide a separate works-cited-list entry for each hymn, chapter, or surah cited if there are several and they all… Read More
If a Web site has a director rather than an author, should I organize my works-cited-list entry under the director’s name?
In general, you should list your entry for a Web site under the name of the creator. The creator may be an author, an editor,… Read More
How do I cite published song lyrics from a musical?
To cite published song lyrics, follow the MLA format template. Note that the way you cite published lyrics will depend on how you accessed them… Read More
Do I always need to indicate in my works-cited-list entry that a work I am citing was streamed through an app?
No. If the app is the work, as in the following examples, you do not need to indicate in your works-cited-list entry that you are citing… Read More