General Guidelines MLA format follows the author-page method of in-text citation.
This means that the author's last name and the page number(s) from which the quotation or paraphrase is taken must appear in the text, and a complete reference should appear on your Works Cited page.
List of references Nicholls, D 2006, "Does the meaning mean a thing?
": Johnny Young's hit songs of the 60s-70s', To cite a thesis accessed through a database In text Cite author, date, page number:(Lee 2005 p.
If readers want more information about this source, they can turn to the Works Cited page, where, under the name of Wordsworth, they would find the following information: For print sources like books, magazines, scholarly journal articles, and newspapers, provide a signal word or phrase (usually the author’s last name) and a page number.
If you provide the signal word/phrase in the sentence, you do not need to include it in the parenthetical citation.
Sometimes more information is necessary to identify the source from which a quotation is taken.
For instance, if two or more authors have the same last name, provide both authors' first initials (or even the authors' full name if different authors share initials) in your citation.
Guidelines for referring to the works of others in your text using MLA style are covered throughout the MLA Handbook and in chapter 7 of the MLA Style Manual.
Both books provide extensive examples, so it's a good idea to consult them if you want to become even more familiar with MLA guidelines or if you have a particular reference question.