MLA Documentation Style Analysis

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According to the MLA Handbook, the in-text citation of MLA documentation style is inserted in the body of the paper to indicate the source of information that was used. Brief in-text citation direct the reader to more complete information in the works-cited list. When we quote directly from the source, we need to add an in-text citation at the end of the quote with the author's name and page number in parenthesis. If the author's name is mentioned in the text then we can exclude it from the parenthetical citation. Generally page number is not mentioned in the body of the sentence because it can disrupt the reader. When the quotation is long, the text looks like a block of text with indention and without the quotation marks around the quotation.

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