Works Cited List Format
Last name of first author, First name of first author, et al. Title of Book. Edition (if any), Publisher, Date.
Platform, URL. Accessed Date.
In-Text Citation Format
(First Author's Last Name et al. pg. #*)
*If the page number is not available, you should include either the chapter number or the section number.
Works Cited List Example
Montoya, Maria E., et al. Global Americans: A History of the United States. Cengage Learning, 2018.
Accessed 15 Jan. 2019.
In-Text Citation Example
(Montoya et al. ch. 3)
When writing an MLA paper using citations, you use two types of citations:
These citations are directly linked. Any in-text citation should reflect a citation in your Works Cited page at the end of your MLA paper.
The in-text citation is a brief reference to your source which then leads your reader to your Works Cited page for the full citation.
The punctuation in your citations does matter. Make sure you pay attention to where the periods and commas are in the examples.
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