Method 1 Method 1 of 3: MLA
- Start your full citation with the name of the author. If the article has an identified author, provide their last name followed by a comma, then their first name.
- Provide the title of the article in quotation marks. Type the name of the article using title-case.
- List the name of the website where the article appears.
2. How to correctly cite quotes in an essay?
- An MLA citation will look like this: (Lopez 24)
- For sources with multiple authors, separate their names with the word “and:” (Anderson and Smith 55-56) or (Taylor, Gomez, and Austin 89)
- If you use the author’s name in your lead-in to the quote, you just need to provide the year in parentheses: According to Luz Lopez, “the green grass symbolizes a
3. How to properly cite a source in an essay?
Use the author’s last name and year of publication for in-text citations.
- For example, you might write: By using a time turner, a witch or wizard can appear to others as though they are actually in two places at once (Granger, 2018).
- If you use the author’s name in the text of your paper, include the parenthetical with the year immediately after the author’s name.
- Add page numbers if you quote directly from the source.
4. How do you cite quote from an essay?
Use direct quotations rather than paraphrasing:
- when reproducing an exact definition (see Section 6.22 of the Publication Manual ),
- when an author has said something memorably or succinctly, or
- when you want to respond to exact wording (e.g., something someone said).