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Various style guides have recommendations for citing indirect sources. However it's important to keep in mind that your works cited page is a list of sources you personally have used during your research. Since that's the case, it's recommended (generally) that you don't use indirect sources, but that if you do chose to use indirect sources, you let the ...


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First of all, you may have to remove the dash before the word "Wind" in your second entry. As for the in-text citation, the first one will be cited as ("Alternative Energy," Discover) and the second as ("Alternative Energy," Wind). This issue has been addressed in MLA 7th edition, section 6.4.4 (Page number in my edition is 223).


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The actual page number. Your pdf has been made from another publication. Somebody may have access to the original. They want the actual page number. Also, another pdf made from the same publication may have different page numbers.


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If it's something that big I would blockquote it (as you've done here for your post) and indent it, and then leave off quotes. It's not dialogue, which has specific practices for multiple paragraphs in a row, and I'd be worried that my reader would forget that I'm quoting someone.


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The reference is abbreviated to the minimum required to clarify the source. For example, the work first referenced as: 7 Jane Doe, "Infinitely Anonymous," Every Knows My Name, 2nd ed., I Am Jane Doe (New York: Jane Doe Publishing, 2016) 42-43 on the second and subsequent reference would become either: 8 Doe 45 (if you use only one book by that author, or)...


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In the MLA Handbook, 7th edition, section 5.2 "MLA Style" states "acknowledge your sources by keying brief parenthetical citations in your text to an alphabetical list of words that appears at the end of the paper." There is no mention of a requirement to put the citation at the end of the sentence, although that is the method shown in the example given. ...



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