MLA (Modern Language Association) Formatting - a system of documenting sources in scholarly writing.
There are two components in documenting research - in-text (parenthetical) citations and Works Cited pages.
In-Text (Parenthetical) Citations
An in-text citation is a citation in parentheses at the end of the sentence or paragraph. It will include the author's name (if it is not given in the signal phrase) and a page number (if available). If an author's name is not available, the title of the work will be in the parentheses.
According to Windham et al., "The disease triangle: for disease to develop, a susceptible host, virulent pathogen and conducive environment conducive for disease development." (4).
For a plant disease to start, three factors must be present. There must be a suseptible plant, a pathogen, and an environment conducive for disease to develop (Windham et al. 4).
For a plant disease to start, three factors must be present. There must be a suseptible plant, a pathogen, and an environment conducive for disease to develop ("A Guide to Rose Diseases and their Management" 4).
Documenting the Full Source
General Format (Core Elements):
Last Name, First Name. "Article Title." Website Name, date updated or published, URL or website address, date accessed.
Website with one author
Young, Eric. "Poet of the Year." Poetry Foundation, 29 Dec. 2019, www.poetryfoundation.org/poetoftheyear/. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.
Website with more than one author
Jones, Laura, and Julie Snider. "Going Mobile." USAToday.com, n.d., www.usatoday.com/going-mobile/. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.
Website with no author
"Rose Classification." American Rose Society, 1 Jan. 2020, www.ars.org/articles/classification/. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.