MLA is the citation style of the Modern Languages Association. It is most commonly used in English, the Arts, and Humanities.
MLA citations contain the following core elements that should be listed in the following order when you create a citation:
MLA in-text citations include:
You must also have a corresponding citation in your works cited list.
Author's last name and page number
Use a shortened title of the work
("Climate Change Today")
Connect both authors' last names with and, and include the page number
(Jones and Martinez 75)
Three or More Authors
Use the first author's last name and et al., and include the page number
(Jones, et al. 23)
Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. Publisher, Publication date.
Lastname, Firstname. “Chapter Title.” Book Title. Editor, Publisher, Year, Chapter Page Numbers.
Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, vol. #, issue #, Day Month Year, pages.
Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Article or Page." Title of Website, Publisher, Publication date, URL.
Article in a Library Database
Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal vol. #, no. #, date year, pp. ##-##. Title of Database, doi:10.1017/S0018246X06005966. Accessed [Date Month Year].
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