A quotation from or reference to a book, paper, website article, author, etc. particularly in a scholarly work; a standardized format that contains information about a source cited in one's research product.
In MLA style, in-text citations, called parenthetical citations, are used to document any external sources used within a document (unless the material cited is considered general knowledge).
Parenthetical citations direct readers to the full bibliographic citations listed on the Works Cited page, which is located at the end of the document.
In most cases, the parenthetical citations include the author's last name and the specific page number for the information cited.
An alphabetical listing of citations in MLA format for all sources cited in a research product.
Also referred to as references or as a bibliography.
A standardized format for citing information from outside sources within the text of the paper itself.
In-text citations consist of two parts: signal phrases and parenthetical references.
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Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting & Style Guide
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There you will find information and examples regarding MLA format for citations and works cited.