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If I am citing two poems, each by a different poet, should I use the word line or lines the first time I quote from each poet’s work?
Yes. The MLA Handbook says that “in your first citation” of a poem, “use the word line or lines and then, having established that the numbers designate lines, give… Read More
How do I cite stories and comments in a Microsoft Word document posted on Blackboard?
If your instructor posts a document that contains stories with comments on a course management system like Blackboard, follow the MLA format template to cite it. Read More
How do I cite a book chapter my instructor handed out in class?
If your instructor provides the publication details for the book on the handout, you can generally use this information to create your works-cited-list entry. You… Read More
If I am discussing but not directly quoting scenes from a film, should I still include timings?
You should generally include in your citations any information that will help your reader locate the material you are citing. When you summarize a scene… Read More
How do I cite a headnote, an introduction, or other material that introduces a work in an anthology?
Sometimes each individual work in an anthology has a headnote, an introduction, or other material introducing it. To cite this material, follow the MLA format… Read More