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Citation Guide: MLA 8th Edition

In Text Citations

Remember: if you use someone else's work, give them credit.

Below are some examples on citing your sources within the body of your paper.

Author's Name in Text (Paraphrase) Posnock is quick to point out that Pater believes in the autonomy of the self (181). 
Author's Name in Reference (Paraphrase) Pater believes in the autonomy of the self (Posnock 181).
Author's Name in Text (Quote) Posnock is quick to point out that Pater believes in the autonomy of the self, the "individual in isolation" (181).
Author's Name in Reference (Quote) Pater believes in the autonomy of the self, the "individual in isolation" (Posnock 181).
Author's Name in Reference (Partial Quote) Milly must squeeze in "...as many pulsations as possible into a given time" (Pater 153).