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How do I cite a meme?

Here we refer to meme in its sense as “an amusing or interesting item (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that is spread widely online especially through social media” (“Meme”). Citing Particular Examples of Memes You would cite a meme in MLA style just as you would any other work: . . .

Published 13 December 2017

How do I cite a demonstration?

A demonstration, or protest, is an event rather than a work, so it does not require a works-cited-list entry. You can simply refer to the demonstration in your discussion. If you cite a speech given at the demonstration, however, provide a works-cited-list entry for the version of the speech you are using.

Published 5 February 2018

Can a building be cited as a source?

Although it is not conventional to document a building as if it were a work, if you are discussing many buildings in detail–for example, analyzing their architectural details, comparing them to one another–and wish to list full information about them in your works-cited list, follow the MLA template of core elements. Generally begin your entry with the architect . . .

Published 13 February 2018

How do I cite an excerpt from an anthology?

To cite an excerpt from an anthology, follow the MLA template of core elements. You will likely list a description in place of a title: De Quincey, Thomas. Excerpt from Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. English Romantic Writers, edited by David Perkins, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1967, pp. 725-30. If the anthology provides original publication information for the work . . .

Published 1 February 2018

If I cite from a book that has an introduction, but I do not cite the introduction, should I include the introduction’s author in my works-cited-list entry?

Authors of introductions, prefaces, afterwords, and the like—collectively called front and back matter—are not usually essential to identifying a work and can be omitted from works-cited-list entries. If you do include the author of an introduction, place the author’s name in the “Other contributors” slot: Gogol, Nikolai. Dead Souls: A Novel. Translated by Richard Pevear . . .

Published 30 January 2018

How do I cite information about a movie from a Web site like IMDB?

Basic publication facts about a movie (e.g., the title, director, year of release) should be taken from the version of the movie you watch, when possible. Other movie information published on a Web site will likely fall into two categories: common knowledge and information that requires documentation—that is, information, analysis, and wording specific to the . . .

Published 29 January 2018

How do I alphabetize tweets in my works-cited-list?

Ignore symbols when alphabetizing. Thus, to alphabetize tweets in a works-cited list, ignore the @ and start with the first letter of the username: Works Cited @humcommons. “Did you know you can now upload your CV to your Humanities Commons profile? Well, now you know.” Twitter, 16 Oct. 2017, @mlastyle. “Ode to Times New Roman; or, . . .

Published 26 January 2018

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