MLA Citation. In-text. MLA Citation. When you use information from another source in your paper (whether you are quoting, summarizing, or paraphrasing), you must cite the source in order to give credit to the original author . MLA Citation In-text.
MLA format requires you to cite your sources in two ways:
Author’s last name
If you use the author’s name in your text, you can leave their name out of your parenthetical citation:
If you don’t use the author’s name in your text, you must include it in your citation:
If there is more than one author, list them all in your citation:
If no author is listed, use the title of the book or article as your citation (if it is long, shorten it to a few important words):