A basic MLA in-text citation includes the author's last name and specific page number. See examples below:
|Paraphrased:||The moon is made of green cheese (Smith and Jones 134).|
|Paraphrased, author in text:||Lunar geologists Smith and Jones agree that the moon is made of green cheese (134).|
|Direct quote:||Experts agree that “the moon is comprised of green cheese” (Smith and Jones 134).|
|No author:||Experts agree that “the moon is comprised of green cheese” (“Moon Analysis”).|
|Indirect/secondary citation:||Hausinger’s study reveals the moon is made of green cheese (qtd. in Smith and Jones 134).|
Author(s). Title of Source. Publication (Container) Name, other contributors, version, number, publisher, publication date, location. Container Title, other contributors, version, number, publisher, publication date, location. Optional access date.
Scarantino, Andrea, and Michael Nielsen. "Voodoo Dolls and Angry Lions: How Emotions Explain Arational Actions." Philsophical Studies, vol. 172, no. 11, 2015, pp. 2975-2998. Academic Search Complete, doi: 10.1007/s11098-015-0452-y.
In-text citation: (Scarantino and Nielsen) or (Scarantino and Nielsen 2990)
Behnke, Alison. Up for Sale: Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. E-book, Twenty-First Century Books, 2015. EBSCO eBook Collection, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,cpid&custid=s1088435&db=nlebk&AN=817244&site=ehost-live..
In-text citation: (Behnke) or (Behnke 52)
Remnick, Noah. "Yearbook Project Collects Stories of Children Killed in Shootings." The New York Times, 19 June 2016, nyti.ms/2lxKi1p.
In-text citation: (Remnick)
“Starting Over.” Sunday Morning, produced by George Osterkamp, Columbia Broadcasting System, 2014. Academic Video Online: Premium, search.alexanderstreet.com/view/work/3165347.
In-text citation: ("Starting Over")