Citation Information for Shakespeare Navigators Sites
- Citation Format: For instructions about citing electronic sources in MLA style, see the OWL (Online Writing Lab at Purdue University) page, MLA Works Cited: Electronic Sources (Web Publications). Following the OWL guidelines, I have made the following citation for Hamlet Navigator:HOWEVER, the above sample would be right only if you were quoting me, not if you were quoting William Shakespeare. If you're quoting Shakespeare, the following might be the right way to do it, according to OWL.
- Weller, Philip. Hamlet Navigator.
- Shakespeare Navigators, n.d. Web. .
<http://shakespeare-navigators.com/hamlet/>ABOUT THE DATE IN THE CITATION: In each of the examples above there is a "
- Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. Ed. Philip Weller.
- Hamlet Navigator. Shakespeare Navigators, n.d.
Web. . <http://shakespeare-navigators.com/hamlet/>
n.d.," which is the MLA-approved abbreviation for "no date." There is "no date" because I have been working on these sites since 1998, and I revise various parts of them on a strictly random basis.
ONE MORE THING: This was written on April 30, 2011. By the time you read this (say, tomorrow, May 1, 2011), the OWL site and the MLA rules may have changed significantly. Good luck.
- The Text: The Shakespearean texts on these sites are all corrected versions of "Moby" electronic texts of Shakespeare, which you can find at http://shakespeare.mit.edu/
- Line Numbers: In all of the Shakespearean texts on this site the line numbers will correspond very well with the line numbers in modern double-column editions of Shakespeare, such as The Riverside Shakespeare, edited by G. Blakemore Evans, or The Complete Works of Shakespeare, edited by David Bevington.
- I Am: Philip Weller, Professor of English at Eastern Washington University, in Cheney, Washington, USA. Use this link to contact me.