How do you organize author names?

How do you organize author names?

So for example, the article by Wang et al would be found under W. Wang in the index.

How are the authors' names listed in an MLA citation?

Unless there is no author, the author's name is always the first thing given in a works cited entry. Entries on your works cited page should be listed alphabetically by the author's surname. Last Name, First Name is used for the first (or only) author. For example, Brownell and Jones are both authors of this book so their entry would read Brownell and Jones (2009).

If the work is written by multiple authors, each one is listed separately with their own year. For example, Smith (2000) or Smith et al. (2003). In general, use a space between the names of multiple authors when they are printed in the text of your paper, such as Brownell & Jones (2009). Do not use quotation marks around the pairings of authors' names.

MLA guidelines specify that if you have more than three authors, they must all be listed in the bibliography along with their relevant information. If some authors are missing from the list of contributors, be sure to include them with a note explaining why they aren't listed here.

The title of the work being cited can also be included in the works cited entry. If the work has a generic title or a title that includes the name of the publisher, enter it into the template exactly as it appears in the publication. If the work has a specific title that may help identify it in future searches, enter it also.

When searching by author, how should you enter the author’s name?

Author names are indexed in HeinOnline as they appear in the original copy of a title or article. Some authors' names may have simply the first initial of their first name, only the first initial of their middle name, or both first and middle initials. For example, the first name of George Washington was George, and the first name of Abraham Lincoln was Abraham. Therefore, a search for GW or G W would return results for articles written by either man. An exact match for the full author name is required for an accurate search.

HeinOnline provides two methods for entering an author's name into a search: fully qualified and unqualified. Fully qualified entry requires that you enter exactly what you see on the page, including accents, punctuation, and special characters. Unqualified entry allows you to enter only parts of the name, such as your best guess at the spelling. Results will include articles with any matches for the entered text.

When searching for articles written by multiple authors, it is helpful if you can distinguish them by date or subject matter. This can be done by using the "AND" operator between searches for different authors. For example, searching for articles written by John Smith and Joseph Brown in early 1989 will return results for articles written by either man in that year. Searching in late 1989 with no restriction on which authors' work comes up will return all results published in 1989 regardless of who wrote them.

What is the correct way to list the author’s name in a citation?

Always include the author's surname before his or her initials. Only include initials for the first and middle names, but provide initials for any middle names provided by the source. Include a comma after each final name and between the names of distinct writers. After each initial, add a period. For example: John Smith.

Lists of authors may be found in reference books or magazines, especially encyclopedias and dictionaries. These lists usually contain information about each writer's life including their places of birth and death, which fields they are known for, and so on. The information given on these lists determines how to format the author's name in a bibliography or citation. For example, if you find out that an author was born in 1885 and died in 1958, you would know to format their name as J. K. Rowling.

When writing a citation or bibliography, it is important to give each source its own separate entry. This makes it easy to track which sources have been used, and allows you to refer back to them when needed. When listing sources, start with the most relevant ones first, then move on to others as necessary. For example, if you are using material from several books, begin with the one written last. If you cannot think of anything else to put down, that is also acceptable. Just make sure you give a reason why each source has been included here.

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