Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2015     Views: 106

The following are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors in MLA style. 

For a source with three or fewer authors, list the authors' last names and the page number in the text or parenthetical citation:

Hamilton, Lorice, and Todd argue that tougher gun control is not needed in the United States (76).

The authors state "Tighter gun control in the United States erodes Second Amendment rights" (Hamilton, Lorice and Todd 76).

For a source with more than three authors, use the first author's last name followed by et al. or all the last names and then the page number:

Soltau et al. counter Hamilton, Lorice and Todd's argument by noting the current spike in gun violence in the United States (4).

Another author counters Hamilton, Lorice and Todd's argument by noting the current spike in gun violence in the United States (Soltau et al. 4).

Visit the OWL at Purdue website or Nova Southeastern University's MLA guide for more information.

This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite a source with multiple authors in your class assignments and projects.

For more information about citing a source with multiple authors in MLA Style, please visit our MLA guide or contact the Learning Center (UC Students) or Online Writing Center (COCE Students) for additional information.

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