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Many quotations of a black British novel which used creolized English language. When to use sic?

Definitely - not just a phrase but at least a paragraph discussing the language, possibly detailing some characteristic points of it, early on. Also note - they aren't necessarily errors. That's a ...
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MLA: Source Author has the same name as me

From the MLA Handbook, 8th ed., p. 55: There are circumstances in which a citation like "(Baron 194)" doesn't provide enough information to lead ambiguously to a specific entry. If you borrow from ...
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How do I cite this page?

In MLA citation, the author is put before the website. Lastname, Firstname. "Title." Website Title (Italics). Publisher, Date Month Year of publication. Web. Date month year of access. If there is ...
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Writing last name of a person in an essay

One website citing the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (New York: MLA, 1988) 46-47 says that you should use just the last name after the first time (with some exceptions): In general, ...
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Should I do anything else with this indirect source?

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 ...
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Which citation style do I use if I'm writing a religious book?

Consider how your reader will use the book. In an academic work (which this is not), readers: are likely to already be familiar with the cited works (they're also researchers in this field, after ...
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MLA in-text Citations with no author, as well as same title?

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 ...
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Citing and Quoting events in Games

Cite the game according to your style guide's format, and provide any more specific context you feel is necessary as part of the lead-in and text surrounding the quote or reference. The Traveller's ...
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Changing Capitalization in a Quote - MLA

When using the MLA guideline and quoting a text, if you are introducing any modifications into the quotation, mark the same by placing square brackets [ ] at the appropriate spot. For example (...
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Is there a way to cite sources without the full name, for example by using an acronym, in MLA format?

As people said in the comments, double check with your teacher first - seeing as they're going to be the one grading you, I'd make sure whatever you do is okay with them. Now, if you are citing an ...
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How would you cite your own figure in MLA?

If the figure were in another published work, you would cite it the same way you would if it were somebody else's work. Citing yourself is done when applicable; that's not an error. You indicated in ...
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Citing Pseudonym/Handle as Author: MLA 8

I am a PhD and former professor. The purpose of the citation is to allow the reader to access the source material and read it for themselves. I have noticed some academic papers cite blogs and even ...
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MLA-8: How to cite information with multiple sources

It is actually relatively simple. This information is taken from Purdue OWL (a really great website for MLA problems). To cite multiple sources in the same parenthetical reference, separate the ...
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Can you cite a source in the introduction of your paper in MLA?

The MLA Handbook (8th ed.) does not mention the use of citations within introductory text at all. Barring their proscription, I can only assume that the rules for such in introductions are the same ...
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In-text citations for a source with no page numbers

The answer is two fold: Ask your teacher. Google it. I can't ask your teacher for you, but I did a quick Google search. Since you added the mla tag, I assume that's the format required. So here's ...
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Multiple authors in MLA header

I think that it shoud be something like this, with each name on its own line: Paul Rosenburg Sally Seashell James Dickenbottham Peter Demento, Ph.D. PSYC-169 Intro to Wetness 31 December 2018
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Multiple authors in MLA header

As far as I'm know, the MLA format is used to Cite essays, research papers, and other works in MLA Distinguish the works of the other authors Prepare a list of all cited sources (a.k.a. Bibliography ...
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MLA: Citing Multiple Facts from Same Source & Page in Same Paragraph

It depends on what is in between quote x from Ferguson and y quote from Ferguson. If there is no quotes in between x and y then you can just refer the page number and if there is a quote in between ...
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How to cite a letter in an anthology using MLA?

First, note that as of MLA 8 there is a basic way to cite any source. It goes as follows: Author. Title of source. Title of container, Other contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, ...
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MLA in-text Citations with no author, as well as same title?

From what I remember, the standard way to separate two citations like this would be to include the year in the citation. EG: "This is quote one" ("Alternative Energy" 2007), and "this is quote two" ("...
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Citation anniversary editions

The following is quoted from Harvard Guide to Using Sources When you are citing an edition of a book other than the first edition, you should indicate the edition. In both MLA and APA styles, you ...
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Which citation style do I use if I'm writing a religious book?

Most Modern Christian works use footnotes except for scripture which is always cited inline. Early works which predate modern citation styles use the author's name or the common identifier for a work ...
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How do you properly add paragraphs into a research paper?

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 ...
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Should I use the actual page number, or the PDF's page number in a parenthetical citation?

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 ...
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