How do I create an in-text citation for a paginated, unpublished work?

Create an in-text citation for a paginated, unpublished work in the same way that you would cite any work with explicit page numbers. As the MLA Handbook notes, “A typical in-text citation is composed of the element that comes first in the entry in the works-cited list (usually the author’s name) and a page number” (54).

For an example, see our post on citing an unpublished script.

Work Cited

MLA Handbook. 8th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2016.

Published 6 August 2020

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