Single Author | MLA In-Text Citations

When you quote or paraphrase a source with a single author, list the last name of the author, followed by the page number.

According to most experts, “the best way to increase a child’s literacy” is to read to them every night (Wolf 220–240).

Marx draws attention to Thoreau’s ambiguity when he says, “What are we to make of this double image of the railroad? On inspection the passage proves to be a sustained evocation of the ambiguous meaning of the machine and its relation to nature” (456-457).

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