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If I cite a passage that contains numerous quotations from other sources, how do I let my reader know the original sources of the quotations?
You are not obligated to tell your reader the original sources of the quotations. Nor should you include any note numbers or parenthetical documentation from… Read More
How are notes numbered and placed in the MLA’s books?
In edited collections of essays, the MLA places notes at the end of each essay and restarts note numbering at 1. We follow the same… Read More
How do I create an in-text citation for a note or marginalia by an editor or translator in a work listed under the author’s name?
If you are citing an editor’s or translator’s note for a work listed under the author’s name, create a works-cited-list entry for the work as a… Read More
How do I cite a director’s unpublished notes about a play?
Cite unpublished director’s notes by following the MLA format template. List the director’s name in the “Author” slot and provide a description in place of a… Read More
How do I cite a paraphrase and a quotation that occur in the same sentence?
If you need to cite a paraphrase and a quotation that occur in the same sentence, you may provide the page numbers at the end… Read More
If I am citing a song whose lyrics are derived from a poem, do I need to credit the poem in my citation?
No, but you could indicate in a note that the song was originally a poem. … Read More
Should the font size for endnotes in a paper differ from the font size for the text of my essay?
No. In a research paper, dissertation, or other unpublished manuscript, you should select a standard font size (e.g., 12 points) and let the word processing… Read More