MLA style is a set of guidelines established by the Modern Language Association for presenting written
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: MLA, 2009.
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BASIC FORMAT AUTHOR PAGE STYLE
MLA Handbook 6.4
In addition to having a works cited list at the end of your paper, you must give credit to sources that you
paper. Usually the author’s last name and page number are enough for the reader to identify the comple
the works cited. See the examples that follow for variations of this general rule.
Author’s name in text
If you cite the author’s name in your paper, cite only page
numbers in parentheses at the end of the sentence:
Smith has compared these authors (2