{mla-style} is about bibliography questions using the style of the Modern Language Association. Use this tag in addition to the tag for the specific package you use to implement the style.

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Can I Suppress a specific package used by another package?

I'm using the MLA package to write my essays, however the package is a little dated so it uses the thumbpdf package. This doesn't do any harm to my essay, but it does produce annoying warning messages....
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Problems with MLA citation

I'm having some problems with MLA style citation with Biblatex. I have tried to implement the example in a newly created document, \usepackage[american]{babel} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage[...
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biblatex Error 'cite' undefined: autocite=footnote with biblatex-mla

I would like to use the MLA citation style in footenotes. The following mwe produces the expected result. \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[backend=biber, style=mla]{biblatex} \...
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How can I indent first paragraphs?

I'm writing a paper using the mla13.sty package. It adheres to MLA style mostly, except that it doesn't indent the first paragraph. I think I sort of understand why, since this removes the space that ...
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MLA Citation In thebibliography

I am supposed to use MLA citations in a proposal I am writing. I have the following: \documentclass[12pt]{atricle} \usepackage{url} \begin{document} % stuff that is \cited \begin{thebibliography}{...
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URL in footcite mla

I'm currently using the mla style for citations \usepackage[style=mla,sorting=anyt]{biblatex}, however it does not support @online sources. Is there any way to get the URL in the footnote when using \...
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How to create a cf. … / see … type of reference with bilatex mla style? [duplicate]

Here's my problem: I am using the biblatex package with mla style. If I use the \cite command, it gives me the - perfectly correct - output of (author title page-number) in mla-style. However, ...
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biblatex-mla — Wrong hanging indent size

I'm using biblatex-mla (based off the template in this answer). It works perfectly except, the hanging indent in biblatex-mla is 1/2 the length it should be (which is 0.5in) according to the MLA spec....
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How to define a new name prefix in biblatex-mla?

I need to cite an author whose last name is d'Ardenne, and I want it to sort under A as it would if the name were de Ardenne. However, biblatex-mla does not seem to recognize "d'" as a prefix and ...
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How do I cite both author and year in biblatex-mla?

I'm wondering if there's an efficient way to cite both the author and year, similar to what you get with biblatex's \textcite i.e. Author (year), when using biblatex-mla. Right now I'm using a quite ...
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How to improve this custom MLA formatting?

I am required to follow a certain formatting that resembles MLA style. There has to be a 1/2" header top margin (the header being the "Essay #1:..." part). There has to be a 1" body top margin (the ...
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Duplicate statement of series/number when using @incollection with bibtex-mla

Consider this database entry: @incollection{catani, author = {Stephanie Catani}, title = {Kultur in der Krise}, subtitle = {Zur Konstruktion von Männlichkeit bei Alfred Döblin und Robert ...
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How can I remove vertical spacing around a centered element?

I have a paper that uses the package mla13. It starts like this: \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{article} \usepackage[dvips,xetex]{graphicx} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Linux Libertine O} \...
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Italicize title in parenthetical author-title citation (biblatex-mla)

When using biblatex-mla and there is more than one work per author, the citation style will automatically format parenthetical references as "(Author, Title 123)". However, I'm required to put the "...
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Change margins of quotation environment asymmetrically

I need to write an essay in MLA style and have a block quotation consisting of two paragraphs. I found a way to keep the indentation of the first line of each paragraph intact by following this answer....
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MLA Style Citations and Bibliographies

I'm a complete beginner at LaTeX but would now like to write a mathematical article with MLA style referencing. The set of references I'm using are for this article only and nothing else, so I don't ...
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Biblatex mla - no bibliography, no references, no nothing

I'm relatively new to the world of LaTeX, but so far I managed to put together a nice looking layout by browsing through StackExchange and reading manuals. Now I've been trying for 3 days to get ...
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biblatex-mla error [closed]

I am trying to use biblatex-mla to have MLA references in my work. However, I can't seem to get it to work. Here is the error every time I run TypeSet on BibTex The top-level auxiliary file: ...
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MLA citations in LyX

I tried several times to get MLA citations working, but I always hit some wall (mostly the problem is that LyX doesn't build in project directory - only files that it's aware of are being copied to a ...
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How can I repeat some commands before each paragraph?

I have to use EasyBib to make my bibliography, and I've put it into my LaTeX document by copying/pasting. But I need to have a hanging indent for each item. I've been able to get the effect I want ...
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Can I use Writer2LaTeX and the `mla-paper` style together?

I use LibreOffice 4.1.3.x, and have had success using a patched version of Writer2LaTex with documents created in LibreOffice Writer. I want to create a (sub?)filter for Writer2LaTeX that allows me ...
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The word “Print” appears after every source using \printbibliography

I am using the following: \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt]{article} \usepackage[english,swedish]{babel} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{xcolor,colortbl} \usepackage[backend=...
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Show only first word of parenthetical citation in BibLaTeX

Standard MLA style is to display only the first word of a parenthetical citation. For example, a citation of "Encyclopedia Britannica Online Academic Edition" would be displayed only as (Encyclopedia)....
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Use `misc` in biblatex-mla

I've narrowed down my problem to the use of \usepackage[style=mla]{biblatex}, which apparently disallows the @misc type. The citations are correctly generated but do not appear in the output. How can ...
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All citations showing up as “?”; Display I cannot explain in bibliography [closed]

I have written a paper in MLA format, using XeLaTeX, and am now trying to make my citations work. After first compiling with XeLaTeX, then with BibTeX, then twice more with XeLaTeX, I end up with (?) ...
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Missing space between author and page with biblatex-mla

I am trying to use biblatex-mla to create a bibliography and cite works from it. Here is an example text with some citations: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[british]{...
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Update in Biblatex MLA citation style? [closed]

I complied an essay for my English Composition class. After receiving the review, the grader marked my Works Cited as 'incorrect'. I use lualatex -> biber -> lualatex -> lualatex to compile my .tex. ...
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How to avoid printing the shorthand label in subsequent quotes of same entry

How to avoid printing the shorthand label in each subsequent quote from the same work? Sticking with the idea of using MLA with biblatex standard styles (in my case authortitle-ticomp), I've got a ...
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Run multiple commands in TeXShop typeset [duplicate]

I am a user of biblatex-mla and I wish to run the whole bibliography generation workflow with a single click of "Typeset" in TeXShop. pdflatex filename.tex bibtex filename pdflatex filename.tex How ...
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Citation undefined in Biblatex-mla [closed]

I am a mac user and I installed biblatex-mla into ~/Library/texmf and I texhashed a lot. However my citation never works. Here is my tex file: \begin{filecontents*}{bibl1.bib} @book{goossens93, ...
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TeXLive problem with the default MLA package, \ifpdf seems to be undefined

As I'm compiling an example document to a PDF, which worked on the Ubuntu repository's version of TeXLive, but now on the install that I ran last night, things are broken. This is the output I get ...
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Print bibliography only when references are cited

The root question here is how can one print a bibliography only when there are sources to be cited? BACKGROUND I'm working on expanding a small package (originally by Jackson Taylor and Becca Funke) ...
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Force Biblatex to Print Author in Citation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: biblatex-mla sometimes \autocite[prenote][pg]{key} is not printing the author’s name I am writing a literary essay with Biblatex as my works cited engine (running biber). ...
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Can biblatex-mla support @online entries?

So I have a paper that I'm writing. I want MLA citations, footnoted. So I use biblatex-mla, and do the \DeclareAutoCiteCommand{footnote}[f]{\footcite}{\footcites} hack so that I can use the ...
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MLA Package and Thumbpdf

I'm currently trying to set up a template for MLA format. There's one warning that never goes away, however: Package thumbpdf Warning: Thumbnail data file `Project*Name.tpt' not found. Does ...
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Citing in mla style using & adjusting authortitle-ticomp (and not biblatex-mla)

MLA without biblatex-mla I'd like to set a document conforming to the MLA style. As I was recommended elsewhere, I don't want to do this with biblatex-mla, but instead use the more robust styles that ...
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Style-independent way in BibTeX to cite a web page as a source [closed]

I know how to cite a web page in BibTeX, but the method proposed is not style-independent. That is, it suffers from not having metadata for the access date and URL (it's a hack to put the access ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 biblatex mla style

I've had a good search of internet and unable to find answer. I have Ubuntu 12.04 with all updates, and using LyX for work/study. I need to use mla style for some papers. There is no biblatex-mla ...
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Fix for biblatex-MLA in TeX Live 2011

I'm trying to fix an error I get when trying to use biblatex-mla 0.9.5 with Biblatex 1.7 Unfortunately, I get ! Undefined control sequence. <argument> \biburldatelong Which I believe was a ...
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biblatex footcite and footnote

In a document, I am using \usepackage[style=mla,babel=hyphen,backend=biber]{biblatex} together with the \footcite command, and everything is perfect. There is a difficulty when I want to include a ...
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biblatex-mla bibliography: one redundant dot in second entry by same author (@collection)

when quoting two collections by the same author, biblatex-mla puts an extra dot before the title in the references entry, as may be seen here: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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biblatex-mla sometimes \autocite[prenote][pg]{key} is not printing the author's name

Context I am working with Emacs 23, Auctex, Texlive 2011, biblatex-mla. My operative system is Linux Mint Lisa. I am writing my dissertation. I use a dissertation.cls and a master document. This is ...
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Spaces before biblatex-mla shorttitles

I'm using LuaLaTeX with the biblatex-mla style for \autocites* quotes in my text. But before shorttitles like "OED" the spaces are missing. How can they be inserted? Here is a minimal working example: ...
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How can I create bibliography in MLA format with BibTeX?

I know how to create a bibliography of the MLA style manually: \begin{thebibliography}{9} \bibitem{Poz} Pozrikidis, C. \emph{Boundary Integral And Singularity Methods For Linearized Viscous ...
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Displaying selected bibliographic items in the body of the text

I have to prepare a beamer presentation on the topic of citations and bibliographies. So I should be able to display selected bibliographic items in the slides as examples in most of the slides. I ...
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Fake MLA-style bibliography fix?

\leftskip0.5in \parindent-0.5in Author. Title. Place: Publisher, Date. Medium. convincingly fakes the hanging indent of MLA-style bibliography. Is there a way to set this for a region at every new ...
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how to modify the biblatex 'useprefix' option

In supplying an answer to this question: Preserve lowercase in bibtex I discovered that the way biblatex handles name prefixes is a bit odd, since it appears to be "all or nothing". Update This ...
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Preserve lowercase in bibtex

I'm using mla-paper package. the name Ferdinand de Saussure in bibliography gets shown as De Saussure, Ferdinand. But I want de in lowercase like so: de Saussure, Ferdinand. In citations it gets shown ...
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Ellipsis with a period/fullstop

While quoting how ellipsis should be used if few sentences are omitted in between. (ommissions are not clauses or words or phrases, but sentences). For example if there is a passage like: This is a ...
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urls do not show up in in biblatex-mla Works Cited list

Using the texlive distribution on Arch Linux. I have: \usepackage[american]{babel} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage[style=mla]{biblatex} \bibliography{sources.bib} ... In sources.bib I have: @...