Answered By: Richard Ma
Last Updated: Oct 23, 2018     Views: 284

When doing an "in-text citation" or "parenthetical citation" (a citation within your paper) for MLA, you would need to put the author's last name and the page number where you obtained that resource.  For instance:

Human beings have been described as "symbol-using animals" (Burke 3).

For more specific examples on MLA in-text citations, please refer to MiraCosta College Library's MLA Citation Guide or the Purdue's Online Writing Lab MLA Page.

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