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This video will show you how to avoid a common problem with in-text citations for sources

with no authors.

In this example, I have cited a paraphrase.

I've said that babies are considered nutritionally ready for solid foods by the American Academy

of Pediatrics.

So I've mentioned the source in the sentence.

So I'm not sure what my next step is.

Right?

So usually a source for MLA format, you cite the author and the page number.

But this source doesn't list an author.

So the question is, what else do I need to say?

Right?

Well, a citation in MLA format has 2 purposes.

One purpose is to give credit to person who originally came up with the idea or the wording.

I've done that, I said American Academy of Pediatrics came up with this.

But the second purpose is to make it easy for a reader to find that source one your

works cited page so that they can look it up themselves.

Now this citation doesn't do that for the reader.

In fact, right, if I go here on the works cited page, if I'm looking under A for "American,"

I don't see anything.

And I might wonder if this source was on the works cited page at all.


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