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"MLA discourages extensive use of explanatory or digressive notes. MLA style does, however, allow you to use endnotes or footnotes for bibliographic notes, which refer to other publications your readers may consult....
Or, you can also use endnotes/footnotes for occasional explanatory notes (also known as content notes), which refers to brief additional information that might be too digressive for the main text:
4. In a 1998 interview, she reiterated this point even more strongly: "I am an artist, not a politician!" (Weller 124).
More than one author, Corporate Author, Republished, Edition, Anthology or Collection, Translated, Reference, Forward, Introduction, Afterword, Bible, Government publications, Pamphlet, Dissertation or Thesis
Interviews, Speeches, Lectures, Conferences, Paintings, Sculptures, Photograph, Song or Album, Film or Movie, Television show, Radio show, Netflix, Hulu, GooglePlay, Podcasts, Spoken Word Albums, Digital Files: PDFs, JPEGs, MP3s
Is the heading in the upper left-hand corner of the first page?
Does the heading include:
Your instructor's name?
Does the paper have an original title (other than something like Final Paper)?
Is the title presented without bold, italicized, larger, or different font, or placed in quotation marks?
Does the paper have 1" margins on all sides?
Is the entire paper written in Times New Roman or Calibri 12-pt. font?
Is everything double-spaced, including Table of Contents and Works Cited page?
Are your last name and the page number in the upper right-hand corner of each page (0.5" from the top or inserted using the "header" function in Word)?
If you've used outside sources, do you have a bibliography page?
Titled Works Cited, centered, not in quotation marks?
Does it have a page number?
Is it the last page of your paper, after any notes and appendices?
Are the entries in your list of works cited in alphabetical order by the author's last name, or if no author, by the next entry--usually the title?
Does each source have an entry in the works cited page?
Are all direct quotes in quotation marks?
Do all paraphrases and summaries clearly indicate that they come from other sources using an in-text citation?
Does each in-text reference include a parenthetical citation that includes the author's last name (unless it is obvious from the context of the sentence who you are referencing) and the page number from which the information was taken (if a source with page numbers)?
If a quotation is 4 lines or more, is it block-quoted? (double-spaced, indented 1 linch from the left margin)
Have you clearly indicated where you found all the information you did not previously know?