IN-TEXT Citations - APA and MLA
Cite the source of quotations and paraphrased material within the paper. IN-Text Citations
or Parenthetical Citations are located within the body of your paper and are formatted like this:
APA In-Text Citations: The Basics
Quick Summary of In-Text APA Format:
Begin by introducing the author and year of publication.
Follow with the quotation.
End with the exact source citation or page.
Example: According to Jones (1998), "quotation" (p. 199).
If the author is omitted, include last name, date, page in parentheses.
Example: "quotation" (Jones, 1998, p. 199).
MLA In-Text Citations: The Basics
Quick Summary of In-Text MLA Format
Use the author's last name and page number(s)
The author's last name may appear in the sentence referring to the quoted or paraphrased material or in parentheses ()
The page number must always appear in parentheses ()
Example: Wordsworth stated quotation/paraphrase (263).
Example: quotation/paraphrase (Wordsworth 263).