Guidelines for referring to the works of others in your text using MLA style are covered in chapter 6 of the MLA Handbook and in chapter 7 of the MLA Style Manual. Both books provide extensive examples, so it's a good idea to consult them if you want to become even more familiar with MLA guidelines or if you have a particular reference question.
Please check the appropriate sample citation on this page to make sure you are using italics correctly.
With the exception of May, June and July, the names of the months must be abbreviated in MLA works cited lists as follows:Undated Sources: When the source you are citing has no publication date, simply omit that part of the citation.
This document will show you how to format an essay in MLA style
MLA format follows the author-page method of in-text citation. This means that the author's last name and the page number(s) from which the quotation or paraphrase is taken must appear in the text, and a complete reference should appear on your Works Cited page. The author's name may appear either in the sentence itself or in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase, but the page number(s) should always appear in the parentheses, not in the text of your sentence. For example: