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MLA Citation Examples: Authors

One author

Works cited list

Courtois, Charles A.

In-text citation

(Cortois 70)

Two authors

Works cited list

Martin, Jonathan A., and Christopher Jackson.

In-text citation

(Martin and Jackson 127-28)

Three or more authors

Works cited list

Fontela, Pablo, et al.

If a work has more than 2 authors, MLA gives you the option of listing only the first author followed by "et al." (Latin for "and others").

In-text citation

(Fontela et al. 153-54)

Group author

Works cited list

Modern Language Association.

In-text citation

(Modern Language Association 111)

No authors listed

Works cited list

"Hints and Notions." The Decorator and Furnisher, vol. 6, no. 2, May 1885, pp. 61-68. JSTOR, ezproxy.umgc.edu/login?url=www.jstor.org/stable/25584271.

List that source by title in your works cited list. The title should be followed by the name of the source in the citation, and the remainder of the citation composed as appropriate for the source type. Alphabetize reference list entries beginning with a title using the primary word of the title (excluding a, an, or the).

In-text citation

("Hints and Notions" 61)

In-text citations should include the title and the page number(s) of the text you are quoting or referring to, with the titles of articles in quotations, and the titles of books or Web sites italicized. In cases where the title contains a colon, use only the text before the colon in the in-text citation.