Unformatted text preview: —and the appropriate page number. At the end of the quote, (a) omit original punctuation and (b) just close with quotation marks. If a quote ends your sentence, which is the most common situation, the punctuation goes after / outside of the parenthetical citation. Exs. Adler states, “There are two ways in which one can own a book” (237) . So many readers “forget that it is possible for a man to acquire the idea” (Adler 238) . *If there no author, put the title (or an abbreviated version of it) inside the parenthetical citation instead of the author’s last name. Maintain the proper formatting of the title.) (2) Poetry : **There are different procedures for poetry, which are similar to the procedures for song lyrics. 1...
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- Spring '08
- Style guide, Parenthetical referencing, MLA Style