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Counseling 14 General: MLA Style - 8th Ed.

MLA Handbook

The MLA Handbook is the official guide of MLA citation formatting. You can find the manual at the reference desk and in the reserved reading collection behind the library circulation desk.

LB 2369.G53 2016 is the Call Number:

More Questions? MLA Resources

The MLA Style Center has extensive information on style guidelines for all format types on creating works cited list

The Purdue OWL MLA Formatting and Style Guide is another helpful resource for MLA citation. This page provides information about citing (giving credit for any quotes, facts, paraphrases, or summaries in your paper). Check here for help with your works cited page (bibliography page).

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  MLA Format: In-Text Citation

An in-text citation is a brief reference in your text that indicates the source you consulted. In general, the in-text citation will be the author’s last name (or abbreviated title) with a page number, enclosed in parentheses. It should be unobtrusive: provide the citation information without interrupting your own text. 

Note that it does include a comma between the author (or title) and page number. 

Longer quotes should be indented.

For more information about in-text citation rules, see OWL at Purdue.



MLA Citation

“What Is a Long-Term Marriage?” American Journal of Family Law, vol. 33, no. 2, Summer 2019, pp. 319–321. EBSCOhost,