K11: MLA In-Text Citations

K11: MLA In-Text Citations: Be sure to follow proper MLA format for in-text citations.  See the MLA Citation Guide: http://academics.umw.edu/writing-fredericksburg/files/2011/09/MLA.pdf


In general, be sure that in-text citation cross-references with the first word in the References list.


      Reading offers people a temporary chance to escape from their lives.  In reference to this escape, Joyce Carol Oates writes, “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul” (42).

Works Cited

Oates, Joyce Carol. (Woman) Writer: Occasions and Opportunities. E.P. Dutton, 1988.


**See the links for formatting examples of other specific citation scenarios.


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