How do I cite a biographical note?
Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.
To cite a biographical note, mention it in your prose and then include the work in your works-cited list:
According to a biographical note in Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, the author “was born . . . into such wealth and privilege that her family inspired the phrase ‘keeping up with the Joneses.’”
Wharton, Edith. The Age of Innocence. Barnes and Noble Classics, 2004.