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How do you cite an encyclical letter?

Encyclical usually refers to a letter sent by the pope to the bishops of the Catholic Church. The term originates from the wide circulation such a letter receives. You can find most encyclicals on the Vatican’s Web site or in print. To cite an encyclical, follow the MLA template of core elements. If using the . . .

Published 20 April 2018

If the author of a work is given as a division of an organization, do I still omit an author and list only the organization as publisher in my works-cited-list entry?

The MLA Handbook notes, “When a work is published by an organization that is also its author, begin the entry with the title, skipping the author element, and list the organization only as publisher” (25). But when the author of a work is a division or committee of the organization, list the division or committee as . . .

Published 10 April 2018

How do I cite a map?

Maps appear as stand-alone print works, as images in books or Web sites, and as functional independent Web sites or parts of Web sites. As with any work, to cite a map, follow the MLA template of core elements. Free-Standing Print Maps To cite a free-standing print map, provide the publication details given by the . . .

Published 6 April 2018

How do I cite a Twitter thread or conversation in my text and in my works-cited list?

A thread is a series of separately written but related tweets that are given a single URL. If you’re discussing the thread as a whole (rather than simply quoting an individual tweet in the thread), treat the thread as a collaborative work. As always, follow the MLA template of core elements.  Author Follow the guidelines . . .

Published 2 April 2018

How do I indicate in my work-cited-list entry that the translator of a work is the same as the author of a work?

If the version of the work you are citing indicates that the author is also the translator of the work, repeat the author’s last name in the “Other contributor” slot: Beckett, Samuel. Waiting for Godot. Translated by Beckett, Grove Press, 1954. If, however, you are citing a work known to be translated by its author but not presented . . .

Published 29 March 2018

How do I cite a Bible app with more than one translation?

There are two ways to identify a translation in a Bible app: in the text or in the works-cited-list entry. Translation Identified in the Text Suppose that you wish to illustrate how translations of the Bible differ by comparing the recent New Living Translation with the traditional King James Version. One way to identify the . . .

Published 23 March 2018

How do I provide original publication information?

The MLA Handbook gives examples of how original publication information can be provided as an optional element in a works-cited-list entry (53). But MLA style generally avoids annotating works-cited-list entries: if information is important for the reader to know, it belongs in your discussion or in a note. For example, let’s say that you quote . . .

Published 21 March 2018

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