Citing Multiple paragraphs MLA

Had a quick question about how I should cite with multiple paragraphs (MLA). Here is how the text appears in the source (The Great Gatsby): ‘An Oxford man!’ He was incredulous. ‘Like hell he is! He wears a pink suit.’ ‘Nevertheless he’s an Oxford man.’ ‘Oxford, New Mexico,’ snorted Tom contemptuously, ‘or something like that’. … Read more

Is there a “see also” parenthetical citation abbreviation?

I am citing a verse from the Bible and attempting to refer to similar-meaning verses in the same parenthetical citation. An example is as follows: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (Proverbs 3:34, James 4:6, 1 Peter 5:5; see also Psalm 138:6, Proverbs 29:23, Matthew 23:12, Luke 1:52). In this example … Read more

Footnote and citation at the end of a sentence

According to this, footnote marks should come at the end of the sentence, after the punctuation, like The inner flow is then reflected at this boundary, leading to an oblique expansion shock (also named reflection wave).4 Sadly, I don’t remember where, but I think that references go like this: The inner flow is then reflected … Read more

APA Citation Quote + End of Sentence

How do we correctly (APA style) end a sentence that ends in a quote and requires a citation? The manual explains it as, “a method for doing something (author, year).” or The manual explains it as, “a method for doing something.” (author, year) Next sentence begins…. Answer Neither is correct. The citation goes outside the … Read more

How to cite critic reviews in-text but as standalone?

Let me explain after trying to Google, I cannot find information on how to quote a review/testimonial from a critic at a publication outside of the main text. The testimonial/reviews are listed at the end, sort of what you may see on posters for plays or customer reviews on a business flyer, but I don’t … Read more

How should I shorten a very wordy title?

I want to mention a very long title which doesn’t have a good shortening using one continuous chunk: An account of a method of dividing astronomical and other instruments, by ocular inspection; in which the usual tools for graduating are not employed; the whole operation being so contrived, that no error can occur but what … Read more

Can I make minor typographical corrections to a title in citations?

Let’s say I need to cite a website or printed report with the title: Broccoli production in Ruritania, 1990-2010 with a hyphen in “1990-2010.” In English typography, though, the standard indicator for numerical ranges is an en-dash (–), not the shorter hyphen (-). Is it licit to substitute an en-dash for a hyphen in a … Read more

Strange usage of quotations in Wikpedia article

My girlfriend and I were reading a Wikipedia page and were confused as to the usage of quotations in the following Wikipedia article: King Kong Bundy. Specifically, towards the end, the article mentions that Pallies was fond of cats and had "about 10" at the time of his death. Wikipedia often quotes numbers in articles … Read more