MLA citation is used by the humanities ("Citation Styles: APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, IEEE: Home"). This includes English Language and Literature, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Literary Criticism, Comparative Literature, and Cultural Studies ("MLA Overview and Workshop"). It is a very simple style of citation even if the formatting is stricter, so if you have a choice, this might be an easy style to choose.
MLA citations have two parts:
Parenthetical Citations generally look something like this (AuthorLastName, Page#). However if you reference the same work several times in a row, you can omit the author's last name and just include the page number, like this (Page#). For more information, see the page on Parenthetical Citations.
Works Cited generally look something like this:
Burgess, Casey. "MLA Citation." Musicians Institute. 21 November 2019. library.mi.edu/citations/mla. Accessed 21 November 2019.
Formatting in MLA style is a bit more strict. However, it specifies that, regardless of MLA format you should always follow your professors' instructions above all else. It specifies that a properly formatted paper should be:
When formatting the first page, keep the following in mind:
All works cited should be on a separate page.
"Citation Styles: APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, IEEE: Home." University of Pittsburgh Library System. pitt.libguides.com/citationhelp. Accessed
November 21, 2019.
"MLA General Format." Purdue University Online Writing
Accessed November 21, 2019.
"MLA Overview and Workshop." Purdue Online Writing
Lab. https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_overview_and_workshop.html. Accessed November 21, 2019.