Each academic discipline has its own rules for presenting research and citing ideas and words borrowed from other writers and researchers.
How does citing in MLA work?
Step 1: Create a Works Cited page
Step 2: Use in-text citations throughout your paper
Critser noted that despite growing numbers of overweight Americans, many health care providers still “remain either in ignorance or outright denial about the health danger to the poor and the young” (5).
If the author is not named in the signal phrase, place the author’s name and the page number in parentheses after the quotation or paraphrase like this (Critser 5).
Step 3: Double-check your formatting
Use MLA templates in Word and Google Docs
When creating a new Microsoft Word document (or Google Doc), search for "MLA" to see MLA-style research paper templates.