Please note that the following information provides general guidance on the most common questions related to MLA referencing.
For more detailed information, please refer to the Library's print copies of the MLA Handbook (9th ed.) chapter 6 or consult the MLA Style Center.
The question of Branwell's authorship has been extensively discussed (Thomson).
One critic has gone so far as to assert that "it is impossible that Branwell could have written this work" (Thomson 57).
Thomson has argued that "it is impossible that Branwell could have written this work" (57).
(Mortimer 138; Smith 203)
First reference sentence (Hoggart 85). Successive reference sentence by the same author (93).
Buffy's reference to incidents at her old school ("Buffy" 00:03:16-17) allude to...
A corporate author refers to any organisations, companies or governmental departments entities that are the authors/creators of the resource you are referencing.
A corporate author should be used in the citation where applicable. In an in-text reference, use a shortened form of the name when referring to a corporate author. This shortened form would consist of the shortest noun phrase (refer to MLA Handbook section 6.6, p. 233). For example, the Modern Language Association of America may shortened to its initial noun phrase Modern Language Association.
When you have a resource where the author is also the publisher, the reference in the list of works cited will omit the author and begin with the title and the organisation listed as the publisher. For this type of reference, the in-text citation will contain a shortened version of the title (refer to MLA Handbook sections 6.9-6.14, p. 237-241 for more on shortened titles).
According to the Annual Report 2015-2016 over 20% of Queensland children aged 0-8 years live in rural and remote areas (21).
Over 20% of Queensland children aged 0-8 years live in rural and remove areas (Annual Report 21).
If a work is published where the author's name is unknown, skip the author and use the title or shortened title in your in-text citation.
The poem begins, "'The boneless tongue, so small and weak, / Can crush and kill,' declared the Greek" ("A-Propos" 94) ...
Use the first name of each author in your prose every time they are referred to in the general text of your work to avoid ambiguity. Add the first initial (or the full name if necessary) to differentiate authors with the same last name in the in-text references.
Include a short form of the sources title to differentiate the works you are referring to.
(Green, Turtles 16)