MLA Citation requires two types of citation, or documentation:
Works Cited Documentation
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Works Cited Documentation provides details about the sources used for your research project. Your Works Cited list goes at the end of your project or paper and includes information about each source that must be put in a specific order. MLA calls this information Core Elements. Here is the list of Core Elements in order, including the punctuation that must be included after each element (from page 20 of the MLA Handbook, 8th Edition):
2. Title of source.
3. Title of the container,
4. Other contributors,
8. Publication date,
Some sources don't require all elements these elements. Click on the link below for more details.
In-Text Documentation (also called parenthetical documentation or citation) goes in your project or essay near where you use information from your source. In-text citations are required when you do the following:
Directly quote information from a source by putting exact wording in quotation marks
Paraphrase information from a source by putting ideas into your own words
Summarize information from a source
Your in-text citation consists of the first Core Element in your Works Cited citation and a page number, if the source you used has page numbers. Often the first element you use is the author of the source. Click on the link below for more details.