YOUR Works Cited Page: Full Citations -> (In-text) Citations
3 Reasons for Inserting In-Text Citations in your paper:
1) Paraphrase = Facts, dates, information shared from original source; using YOUR vocabulary and sentence structure!
More than 100,000,000+ Covid-19 vaccines have been administered since February 2021 (Fauci).
2) Summary = Main concept or idea from original source put in YOUR words & grammar
The CDC is responsible for updating the medical professionals and the public of any vaccine dangers (Fauci).
3) Quote (exact) = "direct quote"/exact words from original source
"The choice of Dr. Jha, an outspoken public health expert, is a sign that the White House believes the country is entering a new phase of the pandemic" (Shear and Stolberg).
2 Situations: In-Text citations NOT required in Academic Paper:
A) Common Knowledge (something that is generally accepted/everybody knows)
does NOT have to be cited in an academic paper
(Parenthetical) / In-text Citations
MLA 9th Edition
Period . for sentence with (in-text citation) placed @ END of sentence!
More than 150 crops in the U.S. are reliant upon honeybees and other pollinators to produce fruit (O'Toole 10).
Full citation for book:
O'Toole, Christopher. Bees a Natural History. Firefly, 2013.