How do I create an in-text citation for a paginated, unpublished work?
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.
Create an in-text citation for a paginated, unpublished work in the same way that you would cite any work with explicit page numbers.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For an example, see our post on citing an unpublished script.
MLA Handbook. 8th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2016.