Posts related to names
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
Our school’s band is called the Marching Knights—is it a singular or plural noun?
Many collective nouns can be either singular or plural, depending on how they are used. As Claire Kehrwald Cook writes, “[I]f the collective noun denotes… Read More
Do I use a comma before Jr. and Sr.? What about names followed by roman numerals?
In the main text of your written work, use a suffix that is an essential part of the name—like Jr. or a roman numeral—when you… Read More
Can I use et al. in place of translators’ names in a works-cited-list entry?
Yes. As page 22 of the MLA Handbook notes, the use of et al. for three or more authors extends to other types of creators… Read More
When a work by three or more authors is mentioned in the text of a research paper (rather than in a parenthetical citation), should the names of all the authors be included or only the first one, followed by et al.?
Reserve the use of the abbreviation et al. for the list of works cited and parenthetical citations. In the text, spell out the authors’ names… Read More