Posts related to in-text citations
If I am discussing two authors with the same last name, do I always need to provide the first name when I refer to the authors in my prose?
If you discuss two authors who have the same last name, provide both the first and last names at first mention. Thereafter, provide both the… Read More
How do I cite an edition of a work that contains the original text and a modernized version?
If you are citing an edition that contains two versions of a single work, such as a No Fear edition of one of Shakespeare’s plays,… Read More
Do I need to provide a citation each time I refer to a character’s name?
No. You generally only need to provide a citation if you mention a character’s name in a summary of the work (or portions of it)… Read More
How do I indicate that the data in a table I have created come from several sources?
Indicate the sources of your data in a note beneath the table or figure. If that is too cumbersome, give the sources in an endnote… Read More
In my in-text citations, how do I distinguish between several advertisements known by a description?
In your works-cited-list entries for the advertisements, begin each description differently. For example, if you are describing product advertisements, instead of beginning each description with… Read More
Should a film be cited by its title or the director’s name?
Films are collaborative works, so how you cite them depends on the focus of your discussion. If you are focusing on the director’s choices, begin… Read More
Should I include a hashtag when I quote or cite a tweet?
Yes. Since hashtags are used for a variety of reasons in tweets—to categorize the tweet, to communicate with a group, to convey humor, and so… Read More