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KnightCite Citation Generator

Knight Cite is a free citation generator provided by Calvin University's Heckman Library. This is a simple citation tool.
With KnightCite, you can:

  • Create citations in MLA, APA, & Chicago styles for 28 types of print & online sources
  • Create an account to:
    • save & edit citations for later
    • alphabetize citations in a paper

MLA Citations

Examples of MLA In-Text Citations (Author-Page Format) Adapted from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (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.


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Learn More About MLA Citations

Learn about constructing your list of works cited and more on the MLA Citation Page.

Learn about how to prepare "instant" MLA Bibliographies from EBSCO.

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