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MLA 8 Citation Guide


Begin the entry with the author’s last name, followed by a comma and the rest of the name, as presented in the work. End this element with a period.

Said, Edward W. Culture and Imperialism. Knopf, 1994.

When the source has two authors, include them in the order in which they are presented in the work.  Reverse the first (like above), follow it with a comma and and, then give the second name in normal order.

Dorris, Michael, and Louise Erdrich. The Crown of Columbus. Harper Collins Publishers, 1999.

When the source has three or more authors, reverse the first of the names (like above), follow it with a comma and et al.

Burdick, Anne, et al. Digital Humanities. MIT P, 2012.