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Bread Givers: Historical and Literary Background (21:355:102): Dealing with References

Guide to accompany English 102 on the Newark Campus

Citation Managers

MLA Style Info

Find Out about Constructing the List of Works Cited and More on the MLA Citation Page.

Find Out How to Prepare "Instant" MLA Bibliographies from Ebsco.

In-Text Citations

Examples of MLA In-Text Citations (Author-Page Format) from the Purdue OWL (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/):

 

Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263). Author-Page. Note that no comma is used in MLA between the author and the page number.

 

Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263). Page only because author was already mentioned in the sentence.

 

Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263). Page only because author was already mentioned in the sentence. Note that an in-text citation has to be used even though this is a paraphrase and not an exact quote.

 

Your Works Cited entry for all these in-text citations would look like this:

 

 

Works Cited

 

Wordsworth, William. Lyrical Ballads. London: Oxford U.P., 1967.  Print.

    

 

For more information, go to the In-Text Citations Page of the Purdue Online Writing Laboratory (OWL).

 


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