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In a works-cited-list entry, if a URL ends with a question mark, should a period follow?

If the last element of a works-cited-list entry is a URL ending in a question mark, a period should follow the URL: Krugman, Paul. “Bubble, Bubble, Fraud and Trouble.” The New York Times, 29 Jan. 2018, Note, however, that the rule differs for the title of a work ending in a question mark or exclamation . . .

Published 11 May 2018

How do I cite multiple works by the same author from the same collection?

If you are citing multiple works by the same author from a collection that includes contributions by other authors, create a works-cited-list entry for each work you are citing:  Works Cited Milton, John. Areopagitica. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, edited by E. Talbot Donaldson et al., 4th ed., vol. 1, W. W. Norton, 1979, pp. 1399-1409.  . . .

Published 8 May 2018

How do I cite a product label or packaging information?

When you discuss or quote from a product label or packaging information, you do not generally need to create a works-cited-list entry. You can provide all necessary details in your prose: Food-and-beverage packaging frequently touts a product’s healthy qualities. For example, a package produced in 2013 for Yogi Green Tea Super Antioxidant—a tea sold by . . .

Published 4 May 2018

How do I cite an artwork from an exhibit?

To cite an artwork from an exhibit, follow the MLA template of core elements. Provide the name of the artist as the author and the title of the work. List the exhibit’s name as the title of the container, followed by the exhibit’s opening and closing dates. Then specify the place where the exhibit was held, . . .

Published 1 May 2018

When an article is written by several authors and each section is individually authored, how do I cite a section?

Mention the author of the section you are citing in a signal phrase. For clarity, you might indicate the name of the section in your prose, especially if an author writes more than one section:   In “Faculty Members, Accom­modation, and Access in Higher Education,” Rosemary Garland-Thomson writes, in the section The Changing Profession: “Accommodating . . .

Published 30 April 2018

If I have two works with identical titles and no authors in my works-cited list, how do I distinguish between them in my parenthetical citations?

Writers sometimes need to cite anonymous sources with identical titles, such as articles in reference works. Since in MLA style works without authors are cited parenthetically by title, you need to provide additional information in your in-text citation to distinguish the sources. For example, let’s say you have in your works-cited list two articles without . . .

Published 27 April 2018

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