The examples found in the MLA section are based on the manual MLA Handbook, 8th ed., 2016.
In-text citations must appear in your paper whenever you use information or ideas belonging to other people. The role of in-text citations is to give just enough details to point your reader to the complete citation found in your Works Cited list.
- MLA in-text citations use parenthetical references.
- The reference comes at the end of the cited material and includes a page number or numbers (if available).
- The author’s name can be included in the parentheses or inserted into the text that introduces the cited material.