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Bone by Fae Myenne Ng

Novel about Chinese Americans in San Francisco.

Citation Managers

MLA in Microsoft Word

Creating an MLA paper with citations and a bibliography  (Microsoft)
Videos about using the References function in Microsoft Word to create an MLA-style paper.

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.

Video: MLA 8th Edition Citation Style (4 min.)
Tutorial: MLA 8th Edition Citation Style
Quiz: MLA Citations

In-Text Citations

Examples of MLA In-Text Citations (Author-Page Format) Adapted from the Purdue OWL

 

Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263). Author and 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. Oxford University Press, 1967. 

    

 

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

 

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