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).
- MLA guide (Shapiro Library)
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