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If I use a quotation that is already in quotation marks in my source, how many quotation marks should I use?
As the MLA Handbook notes, “When your quotation consists entirely of material enclosed by quotation marks in the source work, usually one pair of double… Read More
How do I provide original publication information?
Section 5.108 of the MLA Handbook gives examples of how original publication information can be provided as a supplemental element in a works-cited-list entry. But… Read More
How do I cite a quotation I include in a title or heading?
Quoted material must be attributed wherever it occurs. In your prose, this generally means including an in-text citation or endnote in due proximity to the… Read More
If an author’s name in my source is in all capital or lowercase letters, how should I style it in my paper?
In prose and works-cited-list entries, the first and last names of authors should begin with a capital letter. All other letters should be lowercase. Let’s… Read More
Are scientific laws, theories, and terms capitalized?
Scientific laws, theories, and terms are lowercased except when preceded by a proper adjective. Read More