Posts related to names
If I refer to two people with the same last name in my writing, should I repeat their full names each time I mention them?
If you refer to two people with the same last name, repeat their full names for subsequent mentions whenever your reader might not be certain… Read More
Do you use italics when mentioning the name of a television channel or radio station in an essay?
No, you should not italicize the names of television channels or radio stations. The show originally aired on Cartoon Network. She listed to the weather… Read More
Do I introduce an author’s full name and the full title of a work in each chapter of a book or dissertation?
It depends on the focus of your work. In a dissertation on a single author or title—say, Gabriel Marcel’s Being and Having: An Existentialist Diary—it… Read More
When a publisher’s name appears as an acronym on the title page but is spelled out on the copyright page, which do I use?
Page 41 of the MLA Handbook advises writers to first look for the publisher’s name on the title page, so in your works-cited-list entry, use… Read More
When should the name of the library from which I have retrieved my source be included in a works-cited-list entry?
Include the name of the library in the publisher slot on the MLA format template if the library is the publisher of the work or… Read More
How do I cite a book for which no organization is named as the publisher?
As noted on page 42 of the MLA Handbook, if the book is published by its author or editor, omit the publisher’s name from the… Read More