Should a time stamp be given in an in-text citation for a video regardless of whether the video is viewed online or on a DVD?
Published 6 March 2018
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Published 6 March 2018
In an interview, the person being interviewed is generally considered the author; thus the works-cited-list entry for the interview will be listed under that person’s name. If you use the name of the person being interviewed in your prose, you have provided your reader with the necessary information to find the entry: Orhan Pamuk has . . .
Published 14 February 2018
Use the first name. Some categories of personal names lack a last name–for example, some rulers and members of the nobility and many premodern people, whose name includes a place-name and not a surname (e.g., John of Gaunt). When you list such names in your works-cited-list entry, follow the guidelines in section 2.1.2 of the MLA Handbook: omit any titles . . .
Published 2 February 2018
Yes, unless you have already mentioned the author’s name in your prose. Just because a work is famous doesn’t mean you can omit the name of its author.
Published 30 January 2018
As the MLA Handbook notes, “When a source has no page numbers or any other kind of part number, no number should be given in a parenthetical citation” (56). The following example illustrates this principle: “As we read we . . . construct the terrain of a book” (Hollmichel), something that is more difficult when the text . . .
Published 29 January 2018
If a source is written by an author who is known only by initials, you have several options. Treat the Initials as a Unit One option is to treat the initials as a unit. You would use the initials in your prose or in your in-text citation and list the entry under the first initial in your . . .
Published 19 January 2018
Cite a photograph found on a Web site the same way you would cite any work of art found online. See our post on citing images viewed in person or online. As always, key your in-text citation to the first element of the works-cited-list entry.
Published 28 December 2017
Here we refer to meme in its sense as “an amusing or interesting item (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that is spread widely online especially through social media” (“Meme”). Citing Particular Examples of Memes You would cite a meme in MLA style just as you would any other work: . . .
Published 13 December 2017
Nonconsecutive page numbers are presented in the same order as the quotations to which they refer: As Ann Smith notes, some scholars contend that “the sky is green,” but others claim that “the sky is red” (80, 120). As Ann Smith notes, some scholars contend that “the sky is red,” but others claim that “the sky . . .
Published 17 January 2018
Television series are divided into episodes and often air for many seasons. During the run of a series, performers, directors, and even the entity making the show publicly available (the “publisher”) can change, and thus publication information typically varies by episode. Thus, since the goal of cross-referencing entries in the works-cited list is economy and . . .
Published 16 January 2018
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