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Citation Help: In-Text Citations


This page covers some basic examples of MLA in-text citations.  For more complete information, see the resources listed in the box to the right.


Elements, Format, and Examples

Elements Needed (in the order given) - 

  • First thing listed for the reference in the Works Cited list (ex. Author Last Name, Organization Name, or Work Title,
  • Specific location in work (ex. page number, time stamp).

Format -

(First Item in Full Citation Location)

Example Book (Print or Online) Two Authors, Specific Page Numbers -


(Knox 56).

Works Cited:

Knox, Karen C. Implementing Technology Solutions in Libraries: Techniques, Tools, and Tips from the Trenches. Information Today, 2011.

Example Video, no Specific Page Numbers - 

In Text:

(White Like Me 00:1:05

Works Cited:

White Like Me, written by Tim Wise, Scott Morris, and Jeremy Earp, Media Education Foundation, 2013. Kanopy,

More In-Depth Help

This guide is meant as a general overview.  For more in-depth help, please use the following resources, review the MLA Handbook , or contact an LPC librarian.