Posts related to digital sources
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 DOI or URL, one of which should be included, and, as the MLA Handbook… Read More
When citing a work in a database (e.g., Academic Search Complete) searched on the website EBSCOhost, should the container be the database or the website?
EBSCOhost is a research platform that contains, among other research tools and features, multiple databases. At EBSCOhost, visitors can search at once for articles in… Read More