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MLA Style: Basics

This guide is intended to help you cite sources in MLA style, avoid plagiarism, learn what MLA style is and includes, find examples of MLA style, lead you to campus resources that can help you cite sources in MLA, and more.

Work by Two Authors/Creators

IMPORTANT! See note about the hanging indent requirement on the left-bottom of the page.


General Format

(AuthorLastNameA and AuthorLastNameB page#)


AuthorLastNameA and AuthorLastNameB concluded in their study that ... (page#).


For Example

Russell and Winterbottom state in their introduction that .... (11).


The authors state that ... (Russell and Winterbottom 11).


Corresponding Works Cited entry

Russell, D. A., and Michael Winterbottom. Classical Literary Criticism. Oxford UP, 2008.