In text citations are the brief citations made in the body of your text that point the reader to your full citations on your list of works cited.
In general use
For example: (Rodriguez 42)
If an electronic source does not have page numbers, use
For example: (Williams)
If the source has no author, use
For example: ("Using In-Text" 6)
If a source has two authors, use
For example (Johnson and Seguin 42).
If a source has three or more authors, use
For example (Johnson et al. 53).
The only times you do not use in text citations are for
Be careful about both. It's easy to think that something is your own thought, but you actually read it somewhere. And not all facts are considered common knowledge. When in doubt, CITE!
This means that when you write a research paper, you will have a lot of in-text citations.
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