First word in the citation, which is typically the last name of the author when there are two or more sources with the same author, only include the author's name in the first citation in the second or subsequent citations, use three hyphens in place of the author's name, followed by a period example with two or more sources. Offers examples for the general format of mla research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the works cited page mla format follows the author- page method of in-text citation this means for a source with two authors, list the authors' last names in the text or in the parenthetical citation. Place a period after the author's name here are some examples for citing one or more authors: how to cite one author: patterson, james rowling, jk king, laurie r how to cite two authors: place the authors in the order in which they appear on the source note that only the lead author's name is listed last name first. Mla style: an introduction presented by the ulm library reference department what is mla style ® a set of rules intended to encourage and maintain clear, concise writing ® provides guidelines for formatting papers ® used to create citations for let's say you have two authors who say similar things on a. Mla citation examples [62, 63, 64] in mla style you briefly credit sources with parenthetical citations in the text of your paper (k lee 291) (h lee 106) for two or three authors, give both last names for more than three authors, either give the first author's last name followed by et al, or give all of.
How to cite an author in mla format two methods:in-text citationworks cited pagecommunity q&a mla, or modern language association, formatting is appropriate for writing about the liberal arts and humanities like apa style, mla format uses parenthetical in-text citations to guide the reader to a more complete. Multiple authors see examples below to learn about how multiple authors for one work are handled in mla parenthetical citations one author include author's last name and the page number (no comma before the page number) in parentheses: (austen 75) two authors include last name of both authors connected by. Format for other contributors: in mla citing, when there are other individuals ( besides the author) who play a significant role in your research, include them in this section of the citation other contributors can also be added to help individuals locate the source themselves you can add as many other contributors as you like.
Book with two or three authors (154) the general format and example below refer to a book with two or three authors if you are dealing with two or three editors instead of two or three authors, insert the names of the editors into the place where the authors' names are now, followed by a comma and the word eds without. Mla calls this “parenthetical documentation” because the information is placed examples rather than clutter this guide with a different source to illustrate each variation in parenthetical documentation, all examples will refer to a single for example, if your sources contained two authors with the surname friedman.
6 days ago mla 8th edition: guiding principles in the 7th the discipline of english, as well as many other disciplines in the humanities, use mla citation format below are single author garcia marquez, gabriel love in the time of cholera vintage, 1988 book, two authors casell, kay ann and uma hiremath. In every listing after the first, the author's name should be replaced by three dashes (in the above example, the urban experience and spaces of hope are by david harvey) books: multiple authors in-text citation same as above if a book has two or three authors, include all authors' last names if more. When you're finding books for your research, make note of the author name(s), book title, publication date, publisher, and place of publication the medium of publication for all “hard copy” books is print for each type of source in this guide, both the general form and a specific example will be provided the following format. Author formats authors in mla format authors are formatted the same in all material formats list first author with the last name first examples: smith, john d smith, john david two authors are separated by a comma after the first author and the word and example: smith, john d, and rosemary l.
Mla 8th ed style guide: books this mla style guide has basic examples for citations for more complex examples, please see the mla handbook, 8th single author e-book with single editor e-book on a device (for ex kindle, epub) book by multiple authors or editors two authors three or more. You have a choice of listing all of the authors or editors in the order as they appear on the title page of the book, or use “et al” from the latin et alii, or et aliae , meaning “and others” after the first author or editor named nelson, miriam e, kristin r baker, ronenn. Update: mla has published a new, 8th edition some of the recommendations for citing are quite different we are currently working on a new video series ple.