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How do I cite a source that has no author?

When a work is published without an author’s name, begin the works-cited-list entry with the title of the work. Do not use “Anonymous” in place of an author’s name: “English Language Arts Standards.” Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2017, “An Homily against Disobedience and Wylful Rebellion.” 1570. Divine Right and Democracy: An Anthology of . . .

Published 9 August 2017

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 author of the copy or quotation you are citing, if known, and the source where the copy or quotation appears) into the body of your text and then create a . . .

Published 28 July 2017

How do I cite a quotation that I’ve altered?

In almost all cases you should transcribe a quotation exactly as it appears in the source. However, you may occasionally want to italicize words in a quotation to call special attention to them. If you add italics for emphasis, indicate that you’ve altered the quotation by using the phrase emphasis added (or my emphasis), like . . .

Published 1 March 2017

How do I cite an image found through an online search engine like Google Images?

To cite an image found through Google using the image-search function, you must identify the Web site—that is, the container—where the image was posted. For example, let’s say you found this image of The Muleteer by searching “Pompeii” and then “Bodies.” Viewing the image thumbnail in the search-results list is not sufficient. You must click . . .

Published 4 January 2017

How do I cite a data table?

To cite a table, follow the MLA template of core elements to create a works-cited-list entry for its source. The following example is an entry for a census report on language course enrollments: Goldberg, David, et al. Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Fall 2013. Modern Language Association, . . .

Published 2 January 2017

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