Citing sources in the text is a quick way to show that you are using someone else's ideas or words within your paper whenever you summarize, paraphrase or in parentheses research suggests that cbsm affects the psychological well-being of hiv-positive racial minority women (jensen et al, 2012. The following are basic guidelines for citing sources in the text of your paper when using the mla, apa, chicago, asa, or turabian style guides these guidelines if a paragraph includes several quotations from a single source, a single parenthetical reference may be placed at the end of the paragraph page numbers. Type the entire quotation on the new margin, and indent the first line of any subsequent paragraph within the quotation five spaces from the new margin maintain a work by three to five authors: list all the authors in the signal phrase or in parentheses the first time you cite the source (kernis, cornell. If the author's name is used in the text introducing the source material, then cite the page number(s) in parentheses: branscomb when material from one source and the same page numbers is used throughout a paragraph, use one citation at the end of the paragraph rather than a citation at the end of each sentence. Apa in-text citations key features: in the text of your paper, be sure to document at least two pieces of information each time you cite a source: the last name of the author or authors (or first words of the note: if you do not mention the author's name in your sentence, the author's name should be given in the parenthesis.
In order to avoid plagiarism, it is extremely important that you cite all words and ideas that you got from somewhere else put the information about the source in parentheses in the text of your paper as opposed to a footnote where the source information is at the bottom of the page or an endnote where it goes at the end of. Note: parentheses are not required when referencing an entire source instead, include the the modern language association's mla handbook for writers of research papers provides detailed information single author- name in reference: enclose the name and page number in parentheses and insert it in the text. Page, use other resources such as the library's mla handouts, mla web sites ( which you can find on the library web site), or the mla handbook for writers of research papers using parentheses for documenting sources following mla style, you need to include two pieces of information in a sentence when you.
Many students think it's acceptable to cite a source once at the end of a paragraph, but to make clear where your information came from, you need to cite much more often than that you need to cite every and you need to place the citation with the source material either in the sentence itself or in parenthesis at the end of it. Research papers (7th edition) on page 226, titled “citing indirect sources” chicago style chicago style has two possible style formats: author-‐‑date and note author-‐‑date style include the original author and date in the sentence, and then cite the source for that quote in parentheses, including author, date, and page.
This section describes the numbered reference system and gives examples from one version of the system ask your instructor what specific style to use documentation styles for chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, and medical sciences are summarized in james d lester, writing research papers, 5th ed,. Citing sources within the body of your paper in apa style, footnotes are not used to cite sources instead, you provide the authors' last names and publication dates when citing authors' names in parentheses within a sentence, use the ampersand (&) sign to connect authors' names for example: as demonstrated in one. Mla citation format is a method for formatting your paper and documenting the sources of information you begins and cite throughout the paragraph as necessary to make clear to your reader that you are still borrowing [because the author's name is given in the sentence, only the page number is cited in parentheses.