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MLA Style Guide

Book with 2 Authors


List the authors in the order that they appear on the work. Give the first author's name in reverse order, then use a comma and the word and before the second author's name in direct order. See example below:

There are different ways to format an in-text citation, depending on your writing style and sentence structure. Every in-text citation must include the author's last name and page number. Formatting examples are outlined below:

Reference Information

Roberts, Gene, and Hank Klibanoff. The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation. Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.

In-text Citation Guidelines



Include the authors' last names connected with and and page number placed in brackets at the end of a sentence.


Consider this a paraphrased sentence (Roberts and Klibanoff 101).   


Include the authors' last names as part of the sentence; include the page number in brackets.


According to Roberts and Klibanoff, "consider this a direct quote" (101).

Remember, in-text citation formatting may change depending on a number of factors.


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