Cite in two places, in the text and at the end of the paper.
Last name, First name. Title of Container. Publisher, Year.
Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye. Knopf, 1993.
Sánchez Prado, Ignacio M., editor. Mexican Literature in Theory. Bloomsbury, 2018.
Bearden, Romare. The Train. 1975, MOMA, www.moma.org/collection/works/65232?locale=en.
Last name, First name. “Title of Smaller Work.” Title of Container, edited by First name Last name, Version, Number, Publisher, Year, Location (Pages, URL, or DOI).
Poe, Edgar Allan. "The Masque of the Red Death." The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, edited by James A. Harrison, vol. 4, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1902, pp. 250-58.
Simmons, William J. "Bad Feminism: On Queer-Feminist Relatability and the Production of Truth in Fleabag." Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media, vol. 61, no. 1, 2020, pp. 32–46, Project Muse, doi.org/10.13110/framework.61.1.0032.
Beyoncé. "Single Ladies." I Am... Sasha Fierce, Columbia Records, 2008.
"Places to Study." Southern Methodist University Libraries, www.smu.edu/libraries/spaces/places-study. Accessed 9 Mar. 2022.
The author name and page number are placed at the end of a sentence, before the endmark.
Narrative in-text citations incorporate the author name in the sentence rather than in the parentheses with the page number.
For short quotations, which consist of four typed lines or fewer of prose and three lines of verse, add quotation marks around the words and incorporate the quote into your own text. Include the author and page number in the parenthetical citation.
The Handbook is the authoritative source on MLA Style and the best place to look for information. Always check with your professor for any specific citation requirements.