Posts related to in-text citations
I am citing two editions of the same novel. How do I order the entries in the list of works cited, and how do I distinguish the editions in the in-text citation?
Order the entries by the most important unique piece of identifying information. This is usually the date. You can list entries either in chronological order… Read More
What kind of number do I put in the parenthetical citation for a poem—a page number, a line number, or another part number?
The ultimate goal is to be concise and to cite what is most useful to the reader. For quotations from a poem in a print… Read More
Is it ever appropriate to use see or see also in a parenthetical citation?
The purpose of every parenthetical citation is to tell the reader to see a work, so the word see would almost always be redundant. See… Read More
The rules for positioning a parenthetical citation next to a final period seem different with run-in quotations and block quotations. What is the logic here?
Run-in quotations and block quotations follow the same logic, although the differences in their formats call for differences in punctuation. First, let’s look at a… Read More