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How do I cite a special issue of a journal?

Although it is not generally necessary to indicate that a work appears in a special issue of a journal, you can cite special issues by following the MLA template of core elements. Include the same information you would for an article in a regular issue, adding the special issue’s title, a comma, and the phrase “special issue . . .

Published 5 January 2018

Do I need to create a works-cited-list entry for each Web page that I am using from the same Web site?

Yes. When you cite specific pages of a Web site, create works-cited-list entries for each page: According to Morris Eaves and his colleagues, “the decade from 1808 to 1818 was not a profitable one for Blake” (“About”). By 1818, however, Blake began to print  “Innocence and Experience as parts of the combined Songs” (“Songs”). Works Cited Eaves, Morris, et al., editors. “About Blake.” The . . .

Published 2 January 2018

How do I cite a syllabus?

To cite a syllabus, follow the MLA template of core elements. Start by providing the name of the instructor as the author and then a description of the syllabus in place of a title. Next list the date of the course and the location: Mueller, Alex. Syllabus for Social Networking in the Scriptorium. Spring 2014, U of Massachusetts, . . .

Published 27 December 2017

How do I cite a chronology from a book?

To cite a chronology from a book, mention the chronology in your writing:  The chronology at the end of The Oxford History of the French Revolution provides the order of major events in the period but no interpretation of them (Doyle). Then create an entry for the book in your works-cited list: Doyle, William. The Oxford History of . . .

Published 26 December 2017

How do I cite an image in a periodical?

When you are citing an image reproduced in a periodical, it is usually sufficient to refer to it in your text and create a works-cited-list entry for the essay in which the image appears. In the example below, the image, printed in an essay from PMLA, is described in prose, and the figure number and . . .

Published 13 December 2017

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