Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Jun 15, 2017     Views: 214

Sources with three or fewer authors

List the authors' last names and the page number in the text or parenthetical citation:

Smith, Jones, and Johnson discuss that tougher drug laws are not reducing heroin-related deaths in the United States (101).

The authors state "Heroin-related deaths are both a legal and social issue" (Smith, Jones, and Johnson 101).

Sources 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:

Harris et al. disagrees with Smith, Jones, and Johnson's opinion by referencing the recent drop in heroin-related deaths in Chicago (14).

Another author disagrees with Smith, Jones, and Johnson's opinion by noting the recent drop in heroin-related deaths in Chicago (Harris et al. 14).

More information:

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for assistance with citing a source with multiple authors in MLA Style.

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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.

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