Posts related to works-cited lists
How do I cite a tombstone or grave site that I looked at in person or online?
If you looked at a tombstone in person, you do not need to provide a citation. Use your prose or an endnote to describe what… Read More
How do I cite one issue of a comic book from a volume containing multiple issues?
How you cite one issue depends on the nature of the source. For example, comic books can be paginated or unpaginated, and the same team… Read More
Which comes first in a works-cited list? An entry for an encyclopedia article titled “Christie, Agatha” or an entry for a work listed under the name Christie, Agatha?
It depends on what, if anything, follows the author’s name in the title of the encyclopedia entry. If the title of the encyclopedia entry is… Read More
How do I cite a short story posted to a website whose author is different from that of the story?
Cite the short story the same way you would cite a poem posted to a blog by someone who is not the poem’s author but… Read More
Which entity should you list as the publisher of a website if both a subsidiary and a parent company are listed as publisher?
Determine the publisher of a website the same way you determine the publisher of a book. The MLA Handbook notes that for books, when both… Read More
Is the particle al- or el- at the start of an Arabic last name capitalized in a works-cited-list entry?
In general, no. The MLA’s guidance on Dutch particles applies to Arabic last names prefixed by al- and el- except that al- and el- are… Read More
Should the learning management system through which I access an e-book be listed as a container?
No. As explained in another post on the Style Center, “A website is a container when it is the platform of publication of the particular version… Read More