Posts related to using sources
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
Do I need to create a separate works-cited-list entry for every work I use from the same database?
Yes, each work you cite from the same database requires its own works-cited-list entry, as shown in the example below: Some scholarship on genre addresses… Read More
How do I cite a video from a database streaming service?
When you cite a work from a database, you should supply the original publication details for the work because the work is only housed, not… Read More
Should I include an access date for a government document published online?
It depends on whether a date of publication for the document is provided. Read more on access dates. Read More