I'm writing a paper for a Political Science class. We are allowed to use "any standard citation format", so I've decided to use MLA.
My university, the University of Florida, encourages students to use Purdue OWL as a source to find guidelines on MLA.
My question regards in-text parenthetical citations. There's a paragraph in my essay where I'm summarizing the history of country to provide historical context for the essay's debate topic, and I'm mainly using the CIA's World Handbook as my source for the information.
While I'm not directly quoting the site (rewording it to make it a more condensed summary), I realize I need to cite the website in multiple sentences in a single paragraph.
In APA, I've been taught that when you source paraphrased information for multiple sentences in a paragraph, once you have one sentence with the () part for a source, you can omit the "()" part at the end of the sentence from all sentences written in the same paragraph that use the same citation.
Is there an equivalent rule for MLA? It seems a bit redundant to have the same () part after nearly every sentence in a given paragraph.