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MLA Citation Questions

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MLA Citation Questions

Postby TSE-Q » 2015-06-17 10:59

Dear All,
Thanks, I need help....
1. I want to change the style to MLA 7th ed. But the footnotes only show the title or the author, other information are missed.
2.And the bibliography still show the URL. How to change?

Thanks!!!!
Tse
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Re: MLA Citation Questions

Postby Jennifer Schultz » 2015-06-17 11:48

Dear Tse,

Thanks for your questions!

1. As a default, footnotes and in-text citations only contain the authors' last names and the page numbers cited. Unlike other styles, MLA does not include the year in footnotes and in-text citations.

To force Citavi to cite with a shortened form of the title (for example, if no author is available), insert the reference with Option 2:
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Please note that the MLA style primarily uses in-text citations. Footnotes should be used sparingly if at all.

2. Please make sure that the URL is entered in the field URL in online journal:
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If it is, the URL will be included in the bibliography.

Please just let us know if you have any additional questions!

Best regards,
Jennifer
Jennifer Schultz
Citavi Customer Service
 

Re: MLA Citation Questions

Postby TSE-Q » 2015-06-17 21:11

Hi, Jennifer,
Thanks for your fast reply!
I am a new learner of Citavi, so thanks a lot for your help.
I still have one more question:
There is a exact publish date of the article, but my foot note only show the year.(access date can show). And also, it does not show the publisher. Why? Or should I change it every time?

My footnote:The Economist. Restructuring sovereign debt: Busted flush, 2014. Web. 17 Jun. 2015.

Thanks a lot!
Tse
TSE-Q
 

Re: MLA Citation Questions

Postby Jennifer Schultz » 2015-06-18 07:22

Hi Tse,

Thanks for your response! The MLA style only gives full citations in the list of Works Cited that appears at the end of your document. So, you shouldn't be seeing a full citation in the footnote, but instead just the authors and the page numbers cited (or the title and page numbers, if you used "Option 2").

The style is defined to just display the year of publication rather than the date for journal articles. If you need the exact date to appear (which makes sense for a weekly news magazine like The Economist) you could instead change the reference type from Journal Article to Newspaper Article. To do so, on the Reference tab, next to Reference type, click Journal Article and then select Newspaper Article. You may have to reenter the date after changing the reference type.

In the MLA style, publisher information is not required for journal and newspaper articles.

Please just let us know if you have any additional questions!

Best regards,
Jennifer
Jennifer Schultz
Citavi Customer Service
 


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