The examples below are just the start. Use the guides or the Purdue OWL guides listed on the "How to Cite" tab, work with your professor, or contact, a Weingarten learning specialist, or a librarian for additional help with citation.
In text citation
MLA provides two ways to provide in text citation--"in prose," and "parenthetical":
Incorporating it into your own sentence: Abd-Rabbo has provided new insight into the works of Chinua Achebe
Using parenthetical in text citation: Thanks to new critical insight into the works of Chinua Achebe (Abd-Rabbo)
you can also add a page number to the parenthetical citation (Abd-Rabbo 57)
List of Works Cited
Abd-Rabbo, Muna. "Overlapping Character Variations in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart." Journal of Narrative Theory, vol. 49, no. 1, 2019, pp. 55-81.
Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. London: Heinemann, 1987.
Chicago style allows for footnotes or in text citation. Chicago calls their "in text citation" style: author-date
In text citation
An example using both parenthetical author-date and author referenced in sentence and date parenthetically. Example is taken from the Chicago Manual of Style Online:
As legal observers point out, much dispute resolution transpires outside the courtroom but in the “shadow of the law” (Mnookin and Kornhauser 1979). . . . Here we empirically demonstrate that workers’ and regulatory agents’ understandings of discrimination and legality emerge not only in the shadow of the law but also, as Albiston (2005) suggests, in the “shadow of organizations.”
Reference List entries if using author-date system:
In text citation:
According to Jones (1998), "students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time" (p. 199).
She stated, "Students often had difficulty using APA style" (Jones, 1998, p. 199), but she did not offer an explanation as to why.
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Publisher Name. DOI (if available)
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages. https://doi.org/xx.xxx/yyyy