I'm currently writing an essay and cites a source multiple times, but at separate pages. Just for clarity's sake, I cited pages 10-11, 15, and 19. The issue is simple enough for in-text citations, but how should I cite this in my works cited page? Should I simply put pp. 10+ (which is one way I saw on a website) or pp. 10-11, 15, 19?

This is in MLA, by the way.

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What's strange is that I have a copy of the MLA Handbook (8th ed.) and I can't locate any specific guidance on how to handle multiple locations. It only mentions how to reference a single page or a single range of pages.

However, Simon Fraser University's MLA Citation Guide may give an indirect example:

Works cited

At the end of your paper, you will list all your sources on a separate page entitled Works Cited (pp. 20-54; pp. 102-116).

Now, that is actually referencing page numbers of the MLA Handbook itself, but if the nomenclature it's using is in an acceptable MLA format, then your own Works Cited entry would likely look the same:

pp. 10-11; p. 15; p. 19

I can't imagine that reasonable guidance would say to provide a separate entry in Works Cited for each identical source but different location.

Also note that the use of the plus sign is reserved for periodicals:


If a work in a periodical (journal, magazine, newspaper) is not printed on consecutive pages, include only the first page number and a plus sign, leaving no intervening space.

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