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How do I cite a source in MLA if there is more than one author?

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Works Cited Page

Two authors: The first name appears in last name, first name order; 2nd author name appear in first name last name format.

Knowles-Carter, Beyonce, and Shawn Carter.

Three or more authors: List only the first author followed by the phrase et al.

Chapman, Joel Walter, et al.

In-Text/Parenthetical Citations

Two authors: List both authors' last names and page numbers (if there are any):

(Bricco and Chapman 25)

Three or more authors: List only the first author’s last name, and replace the additional names with et al.

(Mueller, et al. 498)
(Parish, et al.)


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