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How do you cite a famous saying?

All well-known quotations that are attributable to an individual or to a text require citations. You should quote a famous saying as it appears in a primary or secondary source and then cite that source. While it is acceptable to cite a famous saying from a Web site or a book that lists famous quotations, . . .

Published 3 January 2019

How to I cite comics or a graphic novel if I want to credit several collaborators as equal creators of the work?

When you write about a collaborative work such as comics or a graphic novel without focusing on one person’s role, begin your works-cited-list entry with the title. Then provide the names of the creators in the “Other contributors” slot preceded by a description of the role they played: March. By John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, . . .

Published 27 December 2018

How do I cite an interview conducted by e-mail?

Follow the MLA template of core elements. Treat the person being interviewed as the author. Then provide a description that includes the format (“E-mail interview”) in the “Title of source” slot. You may list the interviewer’s name as an “Other contributor” after the description. Then list the date on which the interview was conducted. Smith, . . .

Published 17 December 2018

If Publishing is part of a publisher’s name on the title page of my source, should I include that word as part of the publisher’s name in my works-cited-list entry?

The MLA Handbook recommends omitting business words like Company, Corporation, and Incorporated (1.6.3) because the publisher can generally be identified without them. In our editorial practice, we retain Publishing if it is part of the publisher’s name on the title page of the source because it may be a helpful descriptive term. In the handbook, two sample works-cited-list entries . . .

Published 12 December 2018

If I am citing an online version of a sacred text and each chapter is on a separate Web page, must each Web page be listed in the works-cited list?

No. You do not need to provide a separate works-cited-list entry for each hymn, chapter, or surah cited if there are several and they all come from the same general Web site, unless readers cannot easily find their way from that central place.  Let’s say you are citing Genesis and Psalms from the Web site . . .

Published 28 November 2018

How do I cite raw data from a survey or poll I created? How do I cite published data, such as data from Google Trends?

Citing Data You Collected In a report on data collected from a survey you designed and distributed, clarify the data source in the body of the report instead of creating a works-cited-list entry for the survey. Be sure to explain in detail the methodology you used—that is, how you distributed the survey and collected and . . .

Published 27 November 2018

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