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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
If I am citing a work based on another person’s writings, should I cite both authors in my works-cited-list entry?
No. When you cite a work, you should list the creator of the version of the work you are using. Many works are based on… Read More
If I cite a slide lecture uploaded to an online course, should I list the date the lecture was written or the date of the course?
As the MLA Handbook notes, “When a source carries more than one date, cite the date that is most meaningful or most relevant to your use… Read More
If I am citing a film based on a literary work, should I include the name of the literary work’s author in my entry?
No. A film based on a book is a work of art in its own right, separate from the book. The author of the book… Read More
How do I cite the live performance of a play presented as part of a group of plays?
If you are citing a play that was performed along with other plays in the same event, each of which has its own author, you… Read More