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MLA STYLE IN-TEXT CITATIONS

AUTHOR - PAGE NUMBER METHOD

This passage is from the book, Dancing in the No-Fly Zone: A Woman's Journey through Iraq, by Hadani Ditmars.

exact passage
Every time Iraq has a crisis, Jordan prospers.

paraphrased passage
Jordan always seems to profit from Iraq's crises (Ditmars 17).

There are two ways to cite the paraphrased passage within the text:

parenthetical at end of sentence
Jordan always seems to profit from Iraq's crises (Ditmars 17).

author's name as part of text
According to Ditmars, Jordan always seems to profit from Iraq's crises (17).

full MLA citation in the Works Cited list
Ditmars, Hadani. Dancing in the No-Fly Zone: A Woman's Journey through Iraq. Northampton, MA:
Olive Branch Press, 2006. Print.

When quoting the passage exactly as it appears in the book, enclose it in quotation marks.

"Every time Iraq has a crisis, Jordan prospers" (Ditmars 17).

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