How do you use ellipses in conjunction with semicolons in MLA quoting?

Here is a line of text from Willa Cather’s My Ántonia. There was only—spring itself; the throb of it, the light restlessness… I wish to end the quote at the semicolon. Eg: “There was only—spring itself;…” Jim says (Ln 5). Is this correct? Answer In that example, the semicolon exists only to separate two clauses. … Read more

Cite a Powerpoint Presentation

I’m writing my Junior paper and found several powerpoint presentations online. Now, I’m working on the bibliography and my English teacher doesn’t know how to cite them and every site I’ve visited has provided a different response. Anybody know the standard, accepted method? Because, the last time I checked, MLA doesn’t provide one. For example, … Read more

How would you parenthetically cite an author that appears twice in a works cited page? MLA

How would you parenthetically cite an author that appears twice in a works cited page? I would like to cite Wachs. Here is a piece of my works cited: Wachs, Juan, Helman Stern, Yael Edan, Michael Gillam, Craig Feied, Mark Smith, and Jon Handler. Gestix: A Doctor-Computer Sterile Gesture Interface for Dynamic Environments. Tech. Web. … Read more

Is “et al.” acceptable for citations with exactly two authors?

I have a bunch of information from a source, but the authors names are particularly long; is it acceptable (in MLA) to use “et al.” for exactly two authors, e.g., “The Corpus juris not only preserved Roman law for later generations but, after the twelfth century when it came to be known and studied in … Read more