Posts related to in-text citations
Should I use a person’s full name in prose if the full name has already appeared in a note or in a parenthetical citation?
The names of persons should be given in full when they first appear in the body text of your essay; subsequent mentions of the person… Read More
If I use a dictionary to translate a source, do I need to cite the dictionary?
If you use a dictionary to help you translate a source, you do not need to cite the dictionary. Simply indicate that the translation is… Read More
How should I order the sources in a parenthetical citation?
The order of sources in parenthetical citations is up to you. Read More
How do I cite an unnumbered page in a paginated document?
If you need to cite an unnumbered page in a paginated document, describe the cited page in your prose. Read More
If I cite one edition as my primary text, how do I cite another edition?
If you are citing one edition of a text as your primary source, you might need to refer occasionally to another edition. In MLA style,… Read More
How do I cite a quotation from a quotation site like BrainyQuote?
Quotations on compilation websites may contain errors or even be misattributed, so it’s best to track down the source of the quotation. If doing so… Read More
If I’ve cited a source in footnote 1, can I cite the source later in my paper by referring to the same footnote?
The source in the footnote might be better placed in the text, because MLA style uses in-text citations to refer to individual sources. See section… Read More