How to cite things in English.

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Proper punctuation for compound sentence with quote that is a question

How should this be properly punctuated? What is the purpose of human existence, or is it meaningless is the question asked by Juan Valdez in "What do coffee pickers with burros think about all day ...
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With a direct quote—placement of a comma separating dependent and independent clauses: inside the close quotation mark or after the citation?

I have been looking for the answer to this for some time. I get close, but never find the exact answer (or question for that matter). In the following sentence, should the comma fall after ...
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When I am quoting something does it need to be incorporated into my own sentence? (Also, should I use an ellipsis?)

I am writing an essay for my English class. At one point I make a statement about the book and end the sentence. Afterwards I've inserted a direct quote from the book on its own. Here's an example: ...
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difference between “cited in” and “cited after”

what's the difference between "cited in" and "cited after" eg (cited in Hofstadter 1969: 10) and (cited after Manin 1997: 3)
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What takes predominance when writing MLA citations: literal source title or obvious grammar rules?

I am writing MLA citations for a paper and I encountered an issue. The title of one of my sources has no uppercase letters, although in normal grammar situations it should, regardless of the fact that ...
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Where do I add emphasis for a biblical in-text citation using MLA standards?

I've been researching online and in my seventh edition MLA handbook, and I cannot seem to get a definitive answer to my question. I have read accounts that suggest putting emphasis mine, emphasis ...
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Modifying Quotations

Revising MLA conventions of citation, I found that brackets should be used whenever additions or omitions take place. But what happens when some elements (e.g. pronouns) are modified for the sake of ...
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Help with MLA Style citation

There is a website for statistics where I got information about clothes production in China but I don't know how to cite it using MLA Style. The link is ...
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MLA format work cited page (book)

I am writing an essay about free will and I am using this book https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/free-will I am using the first 55 pages of the book as a reference. Here is what I have in the work ...
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How to properly reference a section in a standard document?

The C Programming Language is standardized in ISO 9899, the most recent version of that standard being ISO 9899:2011. A draft of that standard is available for free under the title N1570. The standard ...
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Can a wiki site be cited if it is the primary source for information?

I'm writing a paper on tulpas and need to know if I can cite this page http://wiki.tulpa.info/Official/Glossary . Of course you're not supposed to cite a wikipedia page, but this (1) is a primary ...
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In MLA style, how to handle citing a volume of a multivolume work

I am revising a paper by a writer who is using MLA style for citations and Works Cited. The work in question is one of the volumes for a Complete Works series. MLA says to cite a work that occupies an ...