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How do I cite a digitized, multivolume novel when each volume has a separate URL?

It is generally more useful to create a separate entry for each volume. In the following example, the writer has cited a passage from the second volume of a novel scanned and archived on the Web site Internet Archive. Since each volume has a separate URL, a works-cited-list entry has been created for each volume. Following the MLA format template, each entry provides the novel’s volume number and publication information in the first container. The second container lists the name of the Web site and the URL for the volume. The parenthetical citation indicates the volume and page number for the citation:

The narrator of George MacDonald’s David Elginbrod notes that “David was not given to boasting” . . .

Published 14 December 2018

How do I cite an essay from one volume of a multivolume work when the volume is identified by a date range?

You can cite an essay from one volume of a multivolume work when the volume is identified by a date range in any one of the ways shown in our previous post on citing essays in multivolume works. 
Let’s say you want to cite The Essays of Virginia Woolf, volume 5, which is identified by the date range 1929–1932. Consider the volume title The Essays of Virginia Woolf, 1929–1932.
Method 1
Cite the volume independently from the multivolume work: 

Woolf, Virginia. “How Should One Read a Book?” The Essays of Virginia Woolf, 1929–1932, . . .

Published 26 April 2018

How do I cite an essay from a multivolume work when each volume has a different title?

Multivolume works can seem complex and difficult to cite because they present the writer with an abundance of bibliographic information—some essential, some optional—that can be managed in a variety of ways. But you cite these works just as you would any other work: follow the MLA format template. Keep in mind also that you can use optional elements.
Let’s say you want to cite André Berger’s essay “Climate Model Simulations of the Geological Past,” which appears in an edited collection titled The Earth System: Physical and Chemical Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. The Earth System is volume 1 of Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change, . . .

Published 26 April 2018

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