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ENF 1 & 2: Preparing for College English (WO): Citing MLA

Works Cited (MLA 8)

Works Cited (at the end of your paper)

The works cited page lists all of the sources you used.

Works Cited Page

In-Text Citations

In-Text Citations (within the paper)

In-text citations tell your professor which source you used at a specific point in the paper.  Here are 4 ways to cite in-text:

Paraphrasing/Summarizing

1. Author's Name in Parentheses

In a key 1922 case, Zucht v. King, the Supreme Court upheld states’ right to require vaccinations for children attending public schools (Matlesky 127).

2. Author's Name in the Sentence

Shiroff and Buckland argue that vaccinations cause Austim and other developmental disorders (3)

Direct Quotes

3. Author's Name in Parentheses

The study also found that Autism is a "developmental disorder that is present at birth, and symptoms develop during the early childhood years" (Bekri 348).

4. Author's Name in the Sentence

Ronald Brandeis states  "society has the right to protect itself against an epidemic that threatens the safety of its members" (33).