How to Cite Multiple Authors In MLA: In-Text and Parenthetical Citation Basics

  • Narrative Citation. A writer can use the narrative in-text citation by including the author’s name in the text being cited.
  • Parenthetical Citation. This type of citation doesn’t usually include the author’s name in the sentence of the sourced information.
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Other Question and Answers that can be helpful for you

1. How to cite something with multiple authors?

  • Include both the original author, publication year, and the original (primary) author and year of the work where quote/idea was found in the in-text reference.
  • Add “as cited in” before the author in the in-text reference.
  • In the reference list, provide the details of the work in which you found the quotation or idea.

2. How to quote APA with multiple authors?

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).

3. How to cite journal with no author?

Referencing sources with no author in Harvard style

  • Books with no author. If you are referencing a book with no author, simply use the title of the book in italics where you would have used the author’s surname.
  • Web page with no author.
  • Newspaper/magazine articles with no author.

4. How do you cite source with multiple authors?

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