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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.

Multiple Works in One In-Text Citation

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


General Format

(AuthorLastNameA page#; AuthorLastNameB page#).


(AuthorLastNameA page#; AuthorLastNameB and AuthorLastName C page#).


For Example

(Goulimari 125; Russell and Winterbottom 11).


Corresponding Works Cited entries

Goulimari, Pelagia.  Literary Criticism and Theory: From Plato to Postcolonialism. Routledge, 2014.

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

See note ¹


¹ According to the MLA Handbook, if you want to cite multiple sources in one in-text citation you will separate the citations with a semi-colon. See page 126 for more information.