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MLA In-Text Basics


Function Description
Quotation Marks Unless you are citing a text that is more than four typed lines, end punctuation goes underneath quotation marks.
Block/Long Quotes For block or long citations, start a new line and indent 1”; no quotation marks; and parenthetical goes after the end punctuation.
In-Text Citations If author/title is named in a signal phrase, just follow the citation with page number(s) or act.scene.line number(s). EX: (1.2.34-42)
Paper Format Upper Left: Your Name, Teacher’s Name, Course Title, Date. Double space; title; double space; indent; and begin first paragraph

MLA Works Cited

For blog posts please link to alphanumeric sources, i.e. if you are citing The Tempest, link to an online database source. Be sure to link all images to the URL on which you found them. Check out this page for more help on Attributing Photos in WordPress. For longer assignments, please include a “works cited” below the main body of the text.


Document Notation
Book Author Last Name, First Name. Tile of Work. Edition. Editor(s). Place Published: Publisher, Date Published.
Article Last Name, First Name. “Article Title.” Journal Title Volume.Issue (Date): Page Range.
Website Editor, Author, or Compiler (if available). Name of the Site. Version Number. Name of Organization/Institution Affiliated with the Site. Date of Resource Creation. Medium of Publication. Date Accessed.  

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