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I am writing a paper in English. I have used the French edition of a book originally published in Dutch. Do I need to include both the French and Dutch editions in my works-cited list?

List only the version you are using—in this case, the French edition. You do not need to indicate in your entry the language in which the work was originally published or to provide original publication details, but if you wish to do so, you may include the information in the optional-element slot at the end: . . .

Published 9 October 2018

How do I cite search results as evidence?

Search results are not a work, so no works-cited-list entry is needed. If you are referring to the results as evidence, you can simply name the database in your prose, as in the following example: At first—to judge from the 190-odd results for the phrase in a JSTOR search at the time of writing—invocations of distant reading . . .

Published 27 September 2018

Do I always need to indicate in my works-cited-list entry that a work I am citing was streamed through an app?

No. If the app is the work, as in the following examples, you do not need to indicate in your works-cited-list entry that you are citing an app: Shakespeare, William. The Tragedy of Othello. Edited by Barbara Mowat and Paul Werstine, version 1.3.1, Luminary Digital Media, 2013. Laudate. Version 2.36, Aycka Soft, 28  Feb. 2018. There is also . . .

Published 26 September 2018

If the author, publisher, and name of a Web site are all the same, do I need to list the author or publisher?

As the MLA Handbook explains, in some cases, you may omit the name of a publisher from your works-cited-list entry—for example, if you are citing a source from a Web site with basically the same name as that of its publisher (42): Burns, Shauntee. “Finding Wonder Women at the Library: Online Biographies and Encyclopedias.” New York . . .

Published 17 September 2018

If I include my published article as a dissertation chapter, how should I handle the article’s references?

References in a dissertation should be in a consistent style (e.g., MLA) and location (at the end of each chapter or at the end of the work). If your published article uses a different reference style, convert the references. If your dissertation contains one reference list at the end, integrate the citations into that list. . . .

Published 27 August 2018

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