OR The comic strip has been used to examine evidence of sex role stereotyping (Brabant & Mooney, 1986).
No author: Cite the first few words of the reference entry (usually the title) and the year. Note: Titles of periodicals, books, brochures, or reports should be in italics and use normal title capitalization rules.
Both books provide extensive examples, so it's a good idea to consult them if you want to become even more familiar with MLA guidelines or if you have a particular reference question.
In MLA Style, referring to the works of others in your text is done using parenthetical citations.
This method involves providing relevant source information in parentheses whenever a sentence uses a quotation or paraphrase.
Usually, the simplest way to do this is to put all of the source information in parentheses at the end of the sentence (i.e., just before the period).
If the author is already named in the text, you only need to give the year of publication: This changes slightly when a text has multiple authors (usually more than three or four), as then you only include the first listed author’s surname followed by ‘et al.’ (a Latin phrase meaning ‘and others’).
All books cited in your essay should also be listed in your reference list, ordered alphabetically by author surname. (2012) Learning Targets: Helping Students Aim for Understanding in Today’s Lesson, Alexandria, ASCD.
Use double quotation marks around the title of an article or chapter, and italicize the title of a periodical, book, brochure, or report. If you are citing multiple sources by multiple authors in-text, you can list all of them by the author's last name and year of publication within the same set of parentheses, separated by semicolons.
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