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MLA Style

A quick overview of how to use the MLA Style and examples of in-text citations and references for a variety of different sources.

Examples of In-Text Citations and References for Articles

Note: Formatting of multiple authors follows the same format as books. DOI stands for Digital Object Identifier (learn more about DOIs). 

Reference

Martín, Gustavo A. Rodríguez. “Shaw by the Numbers.” Shaw, vol. 33, no. 1, 2013, pp. 176–202.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Martín 182).

Martín highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (182).

Reference

Li, Linda Chelan. “Multiple Trajectories and ‘Good Governance’ in Asia: An Introduction.” Journal of Contemporary Asia, vol. 44, no. 2, 2014, pp. 187–203. doi:10.1080/00472336.2013.870827.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Li 192).

Li highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (192).

Reference

Greene, Mairead, and Paula Shorter. “Building Conceptual Understanding in Precalculus.” Transformative Dialogues: Teaching & Learning Journal, vol. 6, no. 2, 2012, pp. 1–16, http://www.kpu.ca/sites/default/files/TD.6.2.2_Greene%26Shorter_Conceptual_Understanding_in_Precalculus.pdf.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Greene and Shorter 15).

Greene and Shorter highlight numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (15).

Reference

Fiore, Adam. “The Master Code.” Popular Science, vol. 284, no. 5, May 2014, pp. 54–84.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Fiore 73).

Fiore highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (73).

Reference

Sarconi, Paul. “OK, House. Get Smart: Make the Most of Your AI Home Minions.” WIRED, May 2017, https://www.wired.com/2017/06/guide-to-ai-artificial-intelligence-at-home/.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Sarconi “OK, House. Get Smart”).

Sarconi highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (“OK, House. Get Smart”).

Reference

Stibel, Jeff. “The Internet Is Changing Us, but It’s Not All Bad.” USA Today, 17 Feb. 2018, p. 2B.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Stibel 2B).

Stibel highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (2B).

Use a shortened title of the work and use quotation marks.

Reference

“MLB Appears Close to New Drug Agreement.” The Washington Post, 26 Mar. 2014, p. D05.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (“MLB Appears Close” D05).

In the newspaper article "MLB appears close to new drug agreement," it highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (“MLB Appears Close” D05).

Reference

Hartocollis, Anemona. “Running for Your Life.” The New York Times, 7 Nov. 2010, pp. CT1, CT6.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Hartocollis CT6).

Hartocollis highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (CT6).

Reference

Delgado, Jennifer. “Work to Begin on Grant Park Skate Park.” Chicago Tribune, 2 June 2014, http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-06-02/news/ct-grant-park-new-skate-park-met-20140602_1_skate-park-tif-funds-grant-park-conservancy.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Delgado “Work to Begin”).

Delgado highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (“Work to Begin”).