What do you have to cite within the body of a paper?

When you quote or paraphrase from a source (book, article, or webpage) in your paper, you need to insert a parenthetical citation. This citation typically consists of the author’s name, year of publication, and page number in parentheses at the end of the sentence.

Do I need a citation after every sentence?

No, because each instance of quoted or paraphrased information within a paragraph needs a citation. One citation at the end of a paragraph only notes that the last sentence of the paragraph came from the cited source.

Do you have to cite after every sentence in MLA?

If your entire paragraph is paraphrase of info you got from one of your sources, just put the citation at the very end, like you said. You don’t have to mention the author or do an in-text citation for every sentence.

Can a quote be multiple sentences?

A longer quotation might span multiple sentences. Use four ellipsis points (rather than three) to indicate any omission between two sentences. The first point indicates the period at the end of the first sentence quoted, and the three spaced ellipsis points follow.