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How do I cite ephemera from a museum?

To cite ephemera from a museum, follow the MLA template of core elements. The works-cited-list entry below is for a nineteenth-century cigarette trading card shown on the Web site of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York. The Web site does not indicate the name of the card’s creator or its title, so the . . .

Published 17 July 2018

When should you give a range of dates for a Web site?

If you’re documenting an entire Web site or Web project, provide a date range in your works-cited-list entry when the Web site provides one: Centre for Editing Lives and Letters. U College London, 2003-14, www.livesandletters.ac.uk/.   If the Web site provides more than one date, provide the date that is most useful. In the example . . .

Published 5 July 2018

Can I just include a URL for a Web site in my prose instead of creating a work-cited-list entry?

You should always create works-cited-list entries for works that you quote from, paraphrase, or substantively discuss. Thus you may need to create an entry for an entire Web site—for instance, if you are discussing its home page or if you are providing a detailed discussion of the site’s history: Grove Music Online. Oxford UP, 2018, . . .

Published 19 June 2018

How do I distinguish between different dictionary entries for the same term in my in-text citation?

To distinguish between different dictionary entries for the same term, follow the principle in our previous post on distinguishing between works with the same title: provide additional details in your parenthetical citation, usually the first unique piece of information in your works-cited-list entries. For example, in the following works-cited-list entries for emoticon, the information in the . . .

Published 30 May 2018

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