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It may also cause the reader to lose sight of the overall message of the paper or assignment. Instead of including all last names, only include the last name of the first individual shown on the source. The abbreviation et al. Here is an acceptable MLA in-text citation example for sources with more than three authors: School library programming in Croatia and Hong Kong is somewhat similar to programming in the United States.

To discover more about previous editions, learn more here. Many digital images, films and videos, encyclopedia articles, dictionary entries, web pages, and more do not have author names listed. If the title is rather long, it is acceptable to shorten it in the body of your assignment. If you choose to shorten the title, make sure the first word in the full citation is also the first word used in the MLA in-text citation or reference in parentheses.

This is done to allow the reader to easily locate the full citation that corresponds with the reference in the text. If, in the Works Cited list, the full reference has the title within quotation marks, include those quotation marks in the MLA in-text citation or reference in parentheses. If the title is written in italics in the full reference, include the title with italics in the MLA in-text citation or reference in parentheses as well. Those that were allowed to stay manned the pits, mining the coal that would fuel the ships.

Notice the shortened title in the above reference. This allows the reader to spend more time focusing on the content of your project, rather than the sources. EasyBib Plus can help you determine how to do in-text citations MLA and many other types of references!

Numerous government publications, research reports, and brochures state the name of the organization as the author responsible for publishing it.

When the author is a corporate entity or organization, this information is included in the in-text citation or parenthetical citation MLA. If the full name of the organization or governmental agency is long in length, it is acceptable to abbreviate some words, as long as they are considered common abbreviations.

These abbreviations should only be in the references with parentheses. They should not be used in an in-text citation MLA. Here is a list of words that can be abbreviated in parentheses: Example of a shortened corporate author name in parenthetical citation MLA: Here is how the same corporate author name would look in an MLA in-text citation example: Remember, in-text citations MLA should not have abbreviations, other types of references can.

Looking for more information on abbreviations? Check out our page on MLA format. Edited books and anthologies often include chapters or sections, each written by an individual author or a small group of authors.

These compilations are placed together by an editor or a group of editors. Do not use the name s of the editor s. Remember, the purpose of these references is to provide the reader with some insight as to where the information originated. If, after reading your project, the reader would like more information on the sources used, the reader can use the information provided in the full reference, at the very end of the assignment. With that in mind, since the full reference begins with the author of the individual chapter or section, that same information is what should be included in any in-text citations MLA or references in parentheses.

Here is an example on an edited MLA in-text citation book: An Anthology , edited by Pramod K. University of Chicago Press. Citing an article or a chapter in an edited book. How the west was settled. Citing a multivolume, edited work. Dictionary of inventions Vols. The text citation is parenthetical, which means the source reference is surrounded by parenthesis after you have used a quote, or after you have paraphrased something from a book.

Place your Works Cited references so that they correspond exactly with your in-text references. The quotation or phrase you use in the text of your paper has to appear first on the left-hand margin of the corresponding entry on your Works Cited Page. Cite books using the author-page style. The MLA format follows the author-page method of in-text citation. Only the author of the book, and the page number or numbers that refer to your quote or paraphrased passage must be in your text, but your in-text citation must also be completely referenced on your Works Cited page.

Kingsolver stated that his prose was considered by many to be "at times, pedantic" Kingsolver This informs your reader that the remarks by the author named Kingsolver can be found on page Your readers can find the name of the book and other pertinent details on your Works Cited page, which will cite the corresponding reference to this in-text citation: Give Me a Moment. Use proper citations for multiple editions. Again, page numbers are required, but it is important to provide detailed information about the edition of the book you are quoting, since someone reading your paper will need to know which edition to refer to.

This rule almost always applies to classic and literary works. The corresponding reference on your Works Cited page for a work that has two or more editions must include the page number of the edition you quoted from followed by a semicolon, and the the volume, part, chapter, section or paragraph. Use the required abbreviations without capitals: Part pt Chapter ch. Give credit to all authors. If you are citing a book that has more than 1 author, you must include the names of all authors in your citation: Berger, Mitry, and Neilson state that tougher gun control laws need to be passed The authors state "Tighter gun control in the United States in no way violates the Second Amendment rights to bear arms" Berger, Mitry, and Neilson Mention all books cited by a single author.

I am writing a book and have referred to another book as an example; I am wondering if I need to do anything else to reference this book; at the moment I have written: The answer depends on which style guide you choose to follow. We suggest you visit the Purdue Owl page on Research and Citation Resources , and select a style guide to follow. Titles of books are italicized. See our post Titles of Books, Plays, Articles, etc.: I am writing a short book and self-publishing.

How would I list Notes or References at the end and citing on pages within the book? Each style guide follows different rules. I am editing a compilation of articles to be published in a book. Such articles have already been published in local publications and I have requested the author to cite the date published and in what local paper.

Is it OK to make this citation even if the version to be published in the book is not the edited version? Please ensure that your question or comment relates to the topic of the blog post. Unrelated comments may be deleted. If necessary, use the "Search" box on the right side of the page to find a post closely related to your question or comment.

Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Enable JavaScript Uh oh! How to Reference Books and Articles in Text. April 4, , at 5: October 22, , at 9: November 28, , at 4: November 30, , at 6: November 20, , at 7: November 23, , at 7: April 18, , at 2: April 21, , at 9: May 13, , at May 20, , at 8: July 13, , at July 22, , at 6: August 20, , at 6: August 31, , at 3: October 20, , at October 22, , at 8: December 1, , at 3: December 6, , at 8: February 3, , at 3:

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According to Jones (), APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners. APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners (Jones, , p. ). Citing an Author or Authors A Work by Two Authors: Name both authors in the signal phrase or in the parentheses each time you cite the work. Use the word "and" between the authors' names within the text and use the ampersand in the .

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When a book, paper, or article has no identifiable author, cite it as Anon. Year, e.g., (Anon. ) (Anon. is the abbreviation for anonymous). See Full Citation. If you want reference a paper found in another article, do so as follows: (Driblick , in Oobleck ).

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Here is an example of an MLA in-text citation for a book with two authors: It may also cause the reader to lose sight of the overall message of the paper or assignment. Instead of including all last names, only include the last name of the first individual shown on the source. Follow the first author’s last name with the Latin phrase. Properly citing a book can be one of the most frustrating parts of writing an essay, term paper or research paper. Whenever you use a quote, you must properly cite it within the paper and list the source in the bibliography at the end of the paper.

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Before computers, we used typewriters to underline book titles, and we placed quotation marks around article titles. However, many current style manuals recommend italicizing book titles and magazine names (impossible to do on a typewriter) and using quotation marks around articles. Example: I read Lord of the Flies in high school. MLA eBook Citation. Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced ; Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented ; Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name or of Book: Subtitle of book. Edition, Publisher, Year of online publication.