Quick Examples: In-text Citations
MLA format follows the author-page method of in-text citation - the author's last name and the page number from which the quotation or paraphrase is taken must appear in the text, either in the sentence itself or in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase. The page number(s) should always appear in the parentheses, not in the text of your sentence. For example:
Davidson calls Meek's poems "weighted with love of world and word" (113).
What she delivers is a balance in language that is all but incandescent. Biogeography is an extraordinary achievement (Davidson 112).
Here's how the companion Works Cited entry for the source above would be formatted:
Davidson, Phebe. "Keepers: A Review of Adcock, Meek, Kennedy and Blakely." Asheville Poetry Review, vol.16, no.1, 2009, pp.110-113.