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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

How do I cite conference proceedings?

To cite conference proceedings, follow the MLA template of core elements. The example below lists the editors (as “Author”), the title, the publisher, and the date of publication: Chang, Steve S., et al., editors. Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, February 12-15, 1999: General Session and Parasession on Loan Word Phenomena. . . .

Published 19 March 2018

How do I cite a postcard?

To document a postcard, look for information printed on the card, which usually appears on the back, and determine whether any of the MLA core elements apply to it. The information given may include the name of an artist, the title or a description of the work depicted on the postcard and its date of . . .

Published 13 March 2018

How do I cite an unpublished translation?

Cite an unpublished translation by following the MLA template of core elements. List the author of the work, the title of the translation in quotation marks (since it is an unpublished work), and the name of the translator. In the optional-element slot at the end of the entry, indicate the format: Wallace, David Foster. “Ludus . . .

Published 12 March 2018

How do I cite a primary-source document included in a kit?

To cite a primary-source document from a kit, follow the MLA template of core elements. Begin by providing the title of the document or a description of it. Then list the title of the kit as the title of container and provide any pertinent publication details:  Illumination from a fifteenth-century book of hours. Black Death: The . . .

Published 2 March 2018

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