In-Text Component contains:
(Author pg.#) no comma
If no page number--just author
If no author--shortened title (2-3 words)
*In Text should match FIRST PART of bibliographic entry
Zhang and Bateman’s 2011 report found “direct evidence of pollution in the river” (288).
Many characters experienced “ghostly visitations and other paranormal activities” (Niederhoff 102).
It has been found that “a fraction of the 200,000 stars observed meet the parameters” (NASA).
Unexplained events were discussed by many of the people involved (Niederhoff 102).
Zhang and Bateman’s research clearly indicates that the river is polluted (288).
Only a small number of stars that were looked at met the parameters scientists were seeking (NASA).
Byfield, Brenda. This Is a Book. Governor's Publishing, 2019.
"Can Garnet Planets Be Habitable?" NASA, 5 Jan. 2017, exoplanets.nasa.gov/news/1402/can-garnet-planets-be-habitable/.
Hongzhou, Zhang and Sam Bateman. "Fishing Militia, the Securitization of Fishery and the South China Sea Dispute." Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International & Strategic Affairs, vol. 39, no. 2, Aug. 2017, p. 288. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1355/cs39-2b
Niederhoff, Burkhard. "The Return of the Dead in Margaret Atwood's Surfacing and Alias Grace." Contemporary Literary Criticism, edited by Lawrence J. Trudeau, vol. 371, Farmington Hills, Gale, 2015. Literature Resource Center, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/H1100118853/LitRC?u=mlin_n_governor&sid=LitRC&xid=d659e802.
MLA does NOT suggest the use of a Title Page unless specifically requested by your teacher.
In the UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER of the first page--double spaced--list:
After one double space CENTER the Title; DO NOT underline, bold, all-cap, or put your title in quotation marks.
Titles are only standard capitalization of first letters.
Double-space between Title and the first line of the paper.
Insert page numbers In UPPER RIGHT CORNER starting on the first page.
Assign each image, video, etc. a figure number and refer to them in the text by that.
Example: As shown by the photograph of the fish (fig.2), wolffish can be very colorful.
Place relevant information under the image: Author/Artist Last Name, First Name. Title or Description of Image. Year Created. Museum/Publisher name if applicable, URL.
Fig. 2. Oceana.org. Wolffish. 2019. oceana.org/marine-life/ocean-fishes/atlantic-wolffish
Citation does not need to be repeated in the Works Cited list
MLA recommends citing any content quoted, paraphrased, or otherwise utilized by any AI-generator.
The IN-TEXT parenthetical citation should contain the prompt, or the start of the prompt if it is too long, only. MLA does not recommend using ChatGPT or other generator as an author.
Shakespeare utilized humor in his writing as a way to connect with the common man of 16th and 17th century England ("Why did Shakespeare"). (Where the original prompt given to ChatGPT was "Why did Shakespeare use humor in his plays".)
WORKS CITED EXAMPLE:
“Why did Shakespeare use humor in his plays” prompt. ChatGPT, version 3.5, OpenAI, 8 Mar. 2023, chat.openai.com/chat.