If a source doesn’t have paginated sections, leave out page and use paragraph number.
If the source doesn’t have pre-numbered paragraphs, then leave out paragraph number and no further location detail is needed unless you can identify a more specific page or section title.
Title page: MLA does not often require a title page, but if one is requested, give the full paper title and your name (on separate lines) in the upper third of the page; instructor’s name, course title, and the date (on separate lines) at the bottom.
Headers with title page: select the “different first page” option in the header. On all subsequent pages, include your last name then the page number (counting the cover page as 1).
It will often be the title of the article or source.
In the in-text citation, use a shortened (but clear) version of the title in either a signal phrase or in parentheses, using correct formatting as required for that source type (an “Article Title” would be quoted while a would be italicized): Stating the title in a signal phrase: According to “Article Title,” this claim is made (#).
Present all authors' names in the order the source includes them without rearranging them.
When a source has two authors, name both using spelled out (not &).
When a source has three authors, you must name all authors using Oxford comma rules: Author, Author, and Author.
When a source has four or more authors, you have two choices: 1) Name all authors each time using Oxford comma rules 2) Name the first author only followed by et al.