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How should I style my parenthetical citation the first time I quote lines from a poem if I have not mentioned the author’s name in my prose?
The MLA Handbook explains that if you are citing line numbers instead of page numbers in your parenthetical citation, you should “in your first citation, use the word… Read More
Can I create a works-cited-list entry for an essay, poem, or story in a collection by one author?
If you are citing more than one essay, poem, or story by the same author and using a single collection of that author’s works—edited or… Read More
How do I cite multiple works by the same author from the same collection?
If you are citing multiple works by the same author from a collection that includes contributions by other authors, create a works-cited-list entry for each… Read More
If an encyclopedia lists “The Editors of Britannica” as its author, would I begin the works-cited-list entry with “Editors of Britannica, The”?
It’s not wrong to list the author exactly as it appears, so you could list “The Editors of Britannica” as the author. Read More
If I cite sources with the same lead author but different coauthors, do I use et al.?
Yes. In MLA style, when a work has more than two authors or editors, the works-cited-list entry provides the name of the lead author or… Read More
If the author of a work is given as a division of an organization, do I still omit an author and list only the organization as publisher in my works-cited-list entry?
The MLA Handbook notes, “When a work is published by an organization that is also its author, begin the entry with the title, skipping the author… Read More
How do I indicate in my work-cited-list entry that the translator of a work is the same as the author of a work?
If the version of the work you are citing indicates that the author is also the translator of the work, repeat the author’s last name… Read More
How do I alphabetize several letters by the same author written to different recipients?
In a works-cited-list, when you list several letters by the same author to different recipients, alphabetize the letters according to the names of the recipients. Read More
How do I cite a chapter by an individual author in a work with coauthors?
When you cite a chapter by an individual author in a work with coauthors, you must create a separate works-cited-list entry for each chapter: Althusser,… Read More