Posts related to digital sources
How should I cite digital materials that accompany a print textbook?
Treat CD, DVD, online, and other digital materials that accompany a print textbook as you would any other work in MLA style: follow the MLA… Read More
How do I cite an image found through an online search engine like Google Images?
To cite an image found through Google using the image-search function, you must identify the Web site—that is, the container—where the image was posted. For… Read More
When should I include an access date for an online work?
The eighth edition of the MLA Handbook does not require that you include a date of access—the date on which you consulted a work—when you… Read More
Should URLs be linked in works-cited-list entries?
Whether to link a URL, DOI, or permalink in a works-cited-list entry for a work published or submitted in digital format is optional. The MLA… Read More
Can I look at source code to determine a publication date for online materials that don’t publicize a date?
When doing so is useful to readers, specialists often supply missing publication dates, using a range of methods. For example, a medievalist with expertise in… Read More
I am citing a paginated journal article that appears online. Should I include the page range, the URL, or the DOI as the location element in the works-cited-list entry?
The location of an online work is typically indicated by a URL or DOI, one of which should be included. If the work is paginated… Read More
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)?
At EBSCOHost, visitors can search for articles in a range of databases at once. When an article is retrieved, the database containing it is not… Read More