When you are citing from an article in a collection of works, the most important thing is to cite the author of the article. In this case, the anthology or collection is the container.
Here is a list of the core elements in order for MLA citations:
- Title of source.
- Title of container,
- Other contributors,
- Publication date,
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For MLA citations, your list of works cited, when referring to one of the articles named in the analysis assignment will read either:
Mays, Stephen. “What about Gender Roles in Same-Sex Relationships.” They Say I Say 4E With Readings by Gerald Graff et al. W.W. Norton 2018, pp. 596-598.
Addison, Liz. “Two Years Are Better Than Four.” They Say I Say 4E With Readings by Gerald Graff et al. W.W. Norton 2018, pp. 365-368
When you are using in text citations, if you mention the author in the body of the text, your in text citation will be followed by the page number in brackets, e.g. (597). If you don’t name the author in the body of text, your in text citation will be followed by the author’s last name and the page number. You don’t need a comma or the word page or anything else. It will simply look like this: (Mays 597).
This format is for MLA citations, which is what you will usually need for any academic article related to English or the humanities. If you write a science paper, you will probably use APA format, which is slightly different.
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