2 MLA CitationWhen you use information from another source in your paper (whether you are quoting, summarizing, or paraphrasing), you must cite the source in order to give credit to the original author.
3 MLA format requires you to cite your sources in two ways: MLA Citation In-textMLA format requires you to cite your sources in two ways:In-text citationsWorks cited page
4 This type of citation is also called “parenthetical citation” In-text citations“In-text citations” are (surprise!) citations that appear within the text of your paper.This type of citation is also called “parenthetical citation”
5 Parenthetical citation The basic format of a parenthetical citation is this:(Boyd 145)Author’s last namePage number
6 Author’s name in textIf you use the author’s name in your text, you can leave their name out of your parenthetical citation:According to Stark, the Iron Man suit is a marvel of modern engineering (15).
7 Author’s name in Citation If you don’t use the author’s name in your text, you must include it in your citation:According to a recent book by its creator, the Iron Man suit is a marvel of modern engineering (Stark 15).
8 Multiple authorsIf there is more than one author, list them all in your citation:Banner and Rogers write, in their manual for future superheroes, “Fear no one, not even a god” (133).“Fear no one, not even a god,” is the advice you’ll find in a new manual for superheroes (Banner and Rogers 133).
9 No authorIf no author is listed, use the title of the book or article as your citation (if it is long, shorten it to a few important words):The article “Super Romance is in the Air” claims that Black Widow and Hawkeye are dating exclusively.A recent gossip article suggests that Black Widow and Hawkeye may be romantically involved (Super Romance).
10 No page numbersIf a source has no page numbers (like a website), follow the usual format but leave out the page numbers.