Posts related to using sources
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
If a web page has a copyright date but no publication date, should I list the copyright date in my works-cited-list entry?
Yes. For an example, see our post on citing the Style Center‘s works-cited quick guide. Read More
How do I cite an interview published in a collection of interviews if the interview was conducted by the book’s author?
Follow the MLA format template. List the interviewee as the author, followed by the title of the chapter in which the interview appears. List the… Read More
If I am citing a commonly studied play that does not use line numbers, should I cite act and scene only?
Yes. And if you think it would help your readers, you may also provide the page number in your in-text citation. You may also want… Read More
In what order should I list names in the “Other contributors” slot?
List them in the order given in the source. If the names are not presented hierarchically, the order is up to you. You may wish to… Read More