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Citing Your Sources

In-text Citations

In-text citations appear in parentheses within the body of your paper where you refer to the information you are citing. It is a brief way of telling your reader where you got your information, without interrupting the flow of your paper. If readers want to see full information for the source, they can jump down to the Works Cited section, where you'll list full citation information for each source.  

Every entry at the end of your paper must have a corresponding in-text citation. Otherwise, your reader has no way of knowing how you used your sources.  

MLA uses the authors' names or titles of works for in-text citations. If relevant, page number is added in the same parentheses as well.

Visit the page below for guidance on how to format your in-text citations in MLA: ​​​​