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MLA for TLA: Additional

Rules for In-text Citation

Single Author

For any book or article that has page numbers:


  • the author's last name
  • the page number

For example: (Rodriguez 42)

No Page Numbers

For sources with no page numbers, use the author's last name. 


Two Authors

Use both authors' names

(Rodriguez and Johnson 42)

Three or More Authors

Use first author's last name and et al.

(Rodriguez et al. 42)

No Author

Use a shortened version of the title

("Problem Based")


Ninth Edition

The Ninth Edition of the MLA Handbook is coming in April 2021.

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