Answered By: Jennifer Harris Last Updated: May 12, 2017 Views: 125
The following are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors in MLA style.
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).
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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