MLA is a formatting and citation code widely used in academic and professional writing in English. If you want to write a scientific article or publication for a journal or university in the United States or another country that uses MLA formatting, then you should follow the stylistic rules described below.
According to the MLA (Modern Languages Associations) style, when using quotations in an essay, you must specify the author’s name and page number. If you quote verses, then you have to link to verses instead of page numbers. Unlike the APA style, you do not have to indicate the year in which the quote was written in the main text of your essay, although you will have to indicate it on the detailed reference page at the very end of the essay.