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In-text Citations - Basic Rules
In-text Citation Basics
- Period is always at the very end..
- If author is known, ALWAYS use author’s last name....(Goldstein 25).
- If two authors, list both authors last names. ......(Smith and Pearson).
- If three or more authors, list first last name and then et al. ......(White et al.).
- If NO author, use first word of article title. …. (“Living"). or ....("A New")
- If it is from a source with page numbers (book, magazine article, etc), ALWAYS use page number. …(Goldstein 87).
- There is NO punctuation or abbreviations (p. pp.) between author/title and page number. ......(Smith 216).
- In-text citations must match up with Works Cited page. If you have not used a source from your Works Cited page within your paper (in-text citations), that source MUST be removed from your Works Cited page.
Make a Cheat Sheet from your Works Cited Page
Sample Paragraph with In-text Citations