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MLA Citation Format Guide for College Academic Writing

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Using In-text Citation
How to Format an in Text Citation

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MLA In-Text Citations: The Basics

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MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8 th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.

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Mla Style in Text Citations. The MLA style in text citation has two variations, the author/page number, although the modern trend is for author/year/page number, such .

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Proper in-text citations within a research or term paper can make the difference between a passing and failing grade, as failure to provide proper in-text citations can lead to a charge of plagiarism. Using in-text citations helps tell the reader where the information you are discussing originated. Writing a paper, especially a research paper, requires you to cite your source for any information or thoughts that are not your own. If you do not, you risk being accused of plagiarism. It is easy to cite your source in-text and there are many ways to do it. It all depends on how many authors or creators the source.

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What You Are Citing. In-Text Citation. The entire work (or a work that has no page numbers) Include information in the text of your paper that will allow the reader to locate the source in your works cited list. Include an in-text citation when you refer to, summarize, paraphrase, or quote from another source. For every in-text citation in your paper, there must be a corresponding entry in your reference list.