The following is an example using MLA. It shows References List style as well as the In-Text formatting.
Reference List Format
(for a book)
Freidman, Thomas L. The World Is Flat. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2nd ed., 2005.
Example 1. A short quote is incorporated in the sentence below and identifies the author with a signal phrase. Note the location and content of the citation:
As Thomas Friedman concludes, professionals “better be good at the touchy-feely service” (14) skills if they want to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Example 2. A short quote is cited within the text below without a signal phrase:
Professionals “better be good at the touchy-feely service” (Freidman 14) skills if they want to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Example 3. A four line or a forty words or more selection is presented in an indented block. Note the location of the citation:
A discussion with Rao leads Friedman to realize people skills will save a professional’s career:
- What you’re telling me, I said to Rao, is that ,
- no matter what your profession-doctor, lawyer, architect,
- accountant-if you are an American, you better be good
- at the touchy-feely service stuff, because anything
- that can be digitized can be outsourced to either the smartest
- or the cheapest producer, or both. (Friedman, 2005, p. 14)