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How do I cite a quotation that I’ve altered?

In almost all cases you should transcribe a quotation exactly as it appears in the source. However, you may occasionally want to italicize words in a quotation to call special attention to them. If you add italics for emphasis, indicate that you’ve altered the quotation by using the phrase emphasis added (or my emphasis), like . . .

Published 1 March 2017

How do I cite an image found through an online search engine like Google Images?

To cite an image found through Google using the image-search function, you must identify the Web site—that is, the container—where the image was posted. For example, let’s say you found this image of The Muleteer by searching “Pompeii” and then “Bodies.” Viewing the image thumbnail in the search-results list is not sufficient. You must click . . .

Published 4 January 2017

How do I credit the creator of subtitles in my works-cited-list entry?

To credit the creator of subtitles, follow the MLA template of core elements. If you substantively refer to or quote from the subtitles while discussing other aspects of the film, provide the name of the person who created the subtitles, if known, in the “Other contributors” slot: Burge, Stuart, director. Othello. Performances by Laurence Olivier . . .

Published 29 December 2016

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