Answered By: Judi Moreno MLS, CAS Literacy Ed.
Last Updated: Apr 26, 2017     Views: 2

In-text citations (or parenthetical citations) tell your instructor which source you used in a certain part of your paper.  Use in-text citations anytime you use someone else's ideas, whether you paraphrase it or quote it.

The Owl at Purdue provides some good examples:     for MLA use: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/     for APA use: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/

The following example is from NoodleTools. The source is at the top (how it appears on your Works Cited page) and below, an example of an in-text citation is given

 

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