Published 30 December 2019
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If a phrase is repeated throughout a work, what page number should I use when discussing the phrase?When citing a phrase that appears more than once in a work, give the page number of the first instance in the parenthetical reference: B. Venkat Mani’ . . .
Published 23 September 2019
Why does the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook include abbreviations before volume, issue, and page numbers?The eighth edition of the MLA Handbook aims to make the style accessible to all instead of creating an insider's code. Thus, it eliminates . . .
Published 22 August 2019
I’m citing an online article that lacks page numbers. The database containing it provides the page range for the original print version. Do I include the page numbers in my entry?Yes. Databases house digital copies of works and supply the publication information for the version of those works that have been digitized, usually in PDF or HTML. . . .
Published 22 July 2019
If I am citing an essay by an author in a collection, do I need to include in my works-cited-list entry the page number for the author’s biography on the contributors’ page?No. The contributors' page is not part of the essay, so list only the page range for the essay. . . .
Published 4 April 2019
How should I cite an article from a journal that uses article numbers and starts pagination anew for each article?Omit the article number and page numbers, as shown in the example below, because the name of the author and the title of the journal are sufficient . . .
Published 27 March 2019
If I am citing a manuscript that displays page numbers on some pages but not on others, how do I handle my in-text citations?As noted in the MLA Handbook, "When a source has no page numbers or any other kind of part number, no number should be given . . .
Published 28 February 2019
How do I make clear that a paraphrase is on the same page as a quotation I’ve given in the previous sentence?The MLA Handbook (3.5) provides techniques for making citations more concise when a source is used more than once in succession. But it notes . . .
Published 18 February 2019
Published 5 October 2018
If I cite a work that has no page numbers and I give the author’s name at the beginning of my sentence, how does the reader know where the author’s idea ends, since there is no parenthetical citation?As the MLA Handbook notes, when you borrow an idea from a source, "it is important to signal at the end . . . that you are switching . . .
Published 2 October 2018