Include an in-text citation when you refer to, summarize, paraphrase, or quote from another source. For every in-text citation in your paper, there must be a corresponding entry in your reference list. APA in-text citation style uses the author's last name and the year of publication, for example: Field, For direct quotations, include the page number as well, for example: Field, , p.
APA Citation Guide
In-Text Citations: The Basics // Purdue Writing Lab
Before we get to all the different cases that change the way to cite an article in your essay, we must clarify a couple of things first. Note: For references, you can try our free online tools that support many styles — Citation Generators. Usually, your assignment sheet instructions say what style you must stick to. Your in-text citation is a link to the works cited page at the end of your paper. There are two ways of using a quote in an essay MLA. The in-text method requires only the page number of the source used in parentheses at the end of the quote.
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