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In my works-cited-list entry, how do I give the title of a foreign work that is provided on the title page in both English and the original language?

When referring to a work in a bilingual volume in which titles appear in both languages, give both titles and interpolate a slash between them. The slash has a space on each side when the title on either side contains a space: Leopardi, Giacomo. “Storia del genere umano / History of the Human Race.” Operette . . .

Published 11 December 2017

How do I cite a special feature from a DVD?

To cite a special feature from a DVD, follow the MLA template of core elements. List the title of the feature as the “Title of source.” Then provide the name of the DVD as the “Title of container,” followed by the publication details. If necessary for clarity, list the format in the optional-element slot at the . . .

Published 1 March 2018

How do I cite a flyer sent to me by e-mail?

To cite a flyer or other advertisement found in an e-mail message, follow the MLA template of core elements. Treat the advertisement as the work: List the title of the flyer or a description in place of a title. Then list the flyer’s publisher and the date. Place “E-mail” in the optional-element slot at the end of the entry . . .

Published 26 February 2018

How do I shorten a long title?

Extremely long titles and conventional titles usually condensed may be shortened in your prose and in your works-cited list.    Extremely Long Titles Some works, particularly older ones, have very long titles, such as this treatise by the seventeenth-century English physician John Bulwer: Philocophus; or, The Deafe and Dumbe Mans Friend, Exhibiting the Philosophical Verity of That Subtile Art, . . .

Published 7 March 2018

In-text citations in MLA style involve authors, titles, and page numbers. Can I also include the date of a work?

In MLA style, you must key works you discuss to the works-cited list. You may do so by mentioning the author in the text or in a parenthetical citation. If you refer to more than one work by the author or a work is anonymously written, your in-text references must specify the title. You are free to provide additional information, . . .

Published 5 December 2017

How do I cite a company’s report?

A company’s report, whether published or not, can be cited following the MLA template of core elements. When you cite a report, the company or organization can usually be considered the publisher, unless another entity published the report. A Report Written and Published by a Corporate Entity If a report was written and published by . . .

Published 4 December 2017

How do I cite a text message?

Cite a text message the way you would cite an e-mail message (see the MLA Handbook, p. 29) or a letter. Follow the MLA template of core elements. List the sender of the text message as the author and then provide a description in place of a title. You may list the name of the . . .

Published 2 March 2018

How do I cite an article in a newsletter that has no title?

Following the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook, provide a description of the work if it is untitled. Do not italicize the description or enclose it in quotation marks (28–29): Schimpf, K. D. “Quarterly Earnings Prompt Stock Split.” Monthly newsletter of the Phillips Petroleum Company, Aug. 2008, Kirkland, Edward. “Sauber, Fisher Duel for Senior . . .

Published 1 December 2017

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