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1 MLA DOCUMENTATION

2 IN-TEXT CITATIONS Author named in a single phrase Author named in a single phrase Ex: Flora Davis reports that a chimp at the Yerkes Primate Research Center “has combined words into new sentences that she was never taught” (67). Ex: Flora Davis reports that a chimp at the Yerkes Primate Research Center “has combined words into new sentences that she was never taught” (67).

3 IN-TEXT CITATIONS Author not named in a single phrase Author not named in a single phrase Ex: Although the baby chimp lived only a few hours, Washoe signed to it before it died (Davis 42). Ex: Although the baby chimp lived only a few hours, Washoe signed to it before it died (Davis 42). * Maintain this pattern for a single work written by one, two or three authors.

4 IN-TEXT CITATIONS Four or more authors Four or more authors Ex: The study was extended for two years, and only after results were duplicated on both coasts did the authors publish their results (Doe et al. 137).

5 IN-TEXT CITATIONS Two or more works by the same author Two or more works by the same author Include the title of the work in either a single phrase or in abbreviated form in the parenthetical reference. Ex: In Eloquent Animals, Flora Davis reports that a chimp at the Yerkes Primate Research Center “has combined words into new sentences that she was never taught” (67). OR: Flora Davis reports that a chimp at the Yerkes Primate Research Center “has combined words into new sentences that she was never taught” (Eloquent 67).

6 IN-TEXT CITATIONS Corporate Author Corporate Author - Name the corporate author in the single phrase or parenthetical reference. Ex: The Internal Revenue Service - Name the corporate author in the single phrase or parenthetical reference. Ex: The Internal Revenue Service Unknown Author Unknown Author - Use either the complete title or a short form of the title in the phrase or parenthesis - Use either the complete title or a short form of the title in the phrase or parenthesis Authors with same last name Authors with same last name -Simply include the first name of the author in all your citations

7 IN-TEXT CITATIONS Novel – In addition to the author’s last name provide the page number and if possible the chapter Novel – In addition to the author’s last name provide the page number and if possible the chapter Play – List the act, scene, and line numbers IN THAT ORDER!!! Ex: ( ) Play – List the act, scene, and line numbers IN THAT ORDER!!! Ex: ( ) Poem – Cite the part (if part numbers are given) and the line numbers Ex: ( ) Poem – Cite the part (if part numbers are given) and the line numbers Ex: ( )

8 IN-TEXT CITATIONS A work in an Anthology A work in an Anthology -Use the name of the author, not the editor of the anthology An Indirect source – When a writer’s or speaker’s quoted words appear in a work written by someone else begin the citation with “qtd. in.” Ex: (qtd. in Toner 24).


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