MLA (Modern Language Association) link design style is widespread in the humanities, especially in the field of language and literature. MLA-style embedded text links are placed in brackets behind the quotation or sentence, but the content of the link may vary depending on the type of source used. The list of sources used is arranged in alphabetical order. (MLA In-Text Citations, 2017)
For example, when it comes to a link to materials in a paper document, the link style is used — page number — where the text link in brackets indicates the author of the publication / article and the page number used without a comma:
The romantic poetry can be described as a spontaneous flash of powerful feelings (Wordsworth 263).
If the author is already indicated in the text, only the page number will remain in brackets:
According to Wordsworth, the poetry of the romantic age can be described as a spontaneous outburst of powerful feelings (263).
If the author is an organization, then the name of the organization (or abbreviation) and page number are indicated in brackets (TLÜ 24).
If there is no author in this work, then you must use the first words of the heading in quotes, then add the page number:
There are more places affected by climate change in North America because there is more information available on climate change, and much research has been done on this issue. (“Impact of Global Warming” 6).
When using several works of one author, indicate the name of the work or article and page number. The title of the book is written in italics, and the title of the article in quotes:
The rooms were filled with birch branches to sleep better and the food tasted better (Tõde ja õigus 246).
The agency proceeds from a study according to which, in the opinion of many European citizens, the economic crisis may have a negative impact on occupational safety and health (“Mida arvavad töötajad …” 28).
Links to electronic sources
In the case of MLA style, used electronic sources are usually not listed separately in brackets. Rather, it is recommended to indicate the name of the author or the name of the source directly in the text of your material. However, it is very important to indicate all sources used, at the end of the material in the list of sources. In summary, the MLA-style dissertation link is more flexible and not as strict as APA, providing the author with several options for a link to the source. The author can decide for himself what is important to indicate in brackets and what should be mentioned in the text.