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According to Jones (), APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners. APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners (Jones, , p. ). Citing an Author or Authors A Work by Two Authors: Name both authors in the signal phrase or in the parentheses each time you cite the work. Use the word "and" between the authors' names within the text and use the ampersand in the .

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When a book, paper, or article has no identifiable author, cite it as Anon. Year, e.g., (Anon. ) (Anon. is the abbreviation for anonymous). See Full Citation. If you want reference a paper found in another article, do so as follows: (Driblick , in Oobleck ).

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Here is an example of an MLA in-text citation for a book with two authors: It may also cause the reader to lose sight of the overall message of the paper or assignment. Instead of including all last names, only include the last name of the first individual shown on the source. Follow the first author’s last name with the Latin phrase. Properly citing a book can be one of the most frustrating parts of writing an essay, term paper or research paper. Whenever you use a quote, you must properly cite it within the paper and list the source in the bibliography at the end of the paper.

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Before computers, we used typewriters to underline book titles, and we placed quotation marks around article titles. However, many current style manuals recommend italicizing book titles and magazine names (impossible to do on a typewriter) and using quotation marks around articles. Example: I read Lord of the Flies in high school. MLA eBook Citation. Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced ; Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented ; Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name or howtomakeup.ga of Book: Subtitle of book. Edition, Publisher, Year of online publication.