Posts related to in-text citations
How do I cite descriptive copy or a quotation from a book cover or jacket in the text and in the works-cited list?
If you are citing descriptive copy or a quotation printed on the cover of a book, it’s preferable to incorporate the necessary details (chiefly, the… Read More
How do I cite a panel in a graphic novel or comic book that does not have page numbers?
If you are writing about a panel in a graphic novel or comic book without page numbers, provide readers with as much information as you… Read More
How do I document a source when I can’t use a works-cited-list entry or an endnote?
Sometimes, a source needs to be cited in a piece of prose that doesn’t lend itself to the kind of documentation appropriate for research papers. Read More
How do I distinguish works by an author that have the same title?
The eighth edition of the MLA Handbook recommends brevity and clarity in an in-text citation (116)—brevity so that a reference won’t obstruct the flow of… Read More
How do I cite a term in an online or print dictionary that lists several numbered definitions?
Follow the MLA format template and begin with the headword (as it appears) as the title of the source. Note that this may include parts… Read More
Is using ibid. allowed for in-text citations? If so, how is it done?
MLA style avoids ibid. and op. cit., using short titles instead, on the principles that (1) a short title makes your reference clearer to readers,… Read More