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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 Books

Note: the City of Publication should only be used if the book was published before 1900, if the publisher has offices in more than one country, or if the publisher is unknown in North America. 

Reference

McCord, Edward LeRoy. The Value of Species. Yale University Press, 2012.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (McCord 152).

McCord highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (152).

Reference

Green, Leonard C., and Paul B. Brown. The Entrepreneur’s Playbook: More than 100 Proven Strategies, Tips, and Techniques to Build a Radically Successful Business. AMACOM, 2017.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Green and Brown 152).

Green and Brown highlight numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (152).

Reference

Fisher, Douglas, et al. Engagement by Design: Creating Learning Environments Where Students Thrive. Corwin Literacy, 2018.

In-text Citation

The longitudinal study indicates a higher tendency for certain behavior (Fisher et al. 152).

Fisher et al. highlight numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (152).

Reference

Strauss, Sarah, et al., editors. Cultures of Energy Power, Practices, Technologies. Left Coast Press, 2013.

In-text Citation

The longitudinal study indicates a higher tendency for certain behavior (Strauss et al. 152).

Strauss et al. highlight numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (152).

Reference

Cavanaugh, John C, and Fredda Blanchard-Fields. Adult Development and Aging. Eighth Edition, Cengage, 2018.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Cavanaugh and Blanchard-Fields 152).

Cavanaugh and Blanchard-Fields highlight numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (152).

Reference

Pearlman, Laurie Anne. “Moral Dimensions of Trauma Therapies.” The Social Psychology of Morality: Exploring the Causes of Good and Evil, edited by Mario Mikulincer and Phillip R. Shaver, American Psychological Association, 2012, pp. 311–28.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Pearlman 320).

Pearlman highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (320).

Reference

Edinger, Scott K., and Laurie Sain. The Hidden Leader : Discover and Develop Greatness within Your Company. AMACOM, 2015, http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ilstu/detail.action?docID=1711864.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Edinger and Sain 152).

Edinger and Sain highlight numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (152).

Reference

Skinner, Jonathan, and Lee Jolliffe, editors. Murals and Tourism: Heritage, Politics and Identity. Taylor and Francis, 2017, http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ilstu/detail.action?docID=4865852.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Skinner and Jolliffe 152).

Skinner and Jolliffe highlight numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (152).

Reference

Roux, Gayle, and Judith A. Halstead. Issues and Trends in Nursing: Practice, Policy, and Leadership. Second edition, Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, 2018, http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ilstu/detail.action?docID=4838489.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Roux and Halstead 152).

Roux and Halstead highlight numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (152).

Reference

Nadimi, Farzin. “The Role of Oil in the Outcome of the Iran–Iraq War: Some Important Lessons in Historical Context.” The Iran-Iraq War New International Perspectives, edited by Ashton, Nigel and Gibson, Bryan, Routledge, 2013, pp. 77–91, http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ilstu/detail.action?docID=1097796.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Nadimi 83).

Nadimi highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (83).