UCOLL 300 - Unit IV - In-Text Citation
There are several places on the Internet that can be helpful when you need to use in-text citations:
- The WSU Libraries has web pages where you can check how to cite in text in MLA, APA, CSE, NLM, and SSSA. Make sure you click on the appropriate "In Text Citation" link under the style that interests you.
- Duke University also has a very good site that can give you this information. You will see their web page has two major links - "Citing Sources Within Your Paper" (ie. in-text or paranthetical citations) and "Assembling a List of Works Cited" (how to site sources in your bibliography).
- Finally, Diana Hacker's Research and Documentation Online site is also very helpful, especially for examples and issues you are likely to encounter. For example:
MLA In-Text Citations
Page number unknown:
You may omit the page number if a work lacks page numbers, as is the case with many Web sources. Although printouts from Web sites usually show page numbers, printers don't always provide the same page breaks; for this reason, MLA recommends treating such sources as unpaginated.
APA In-Text Citations
An electronic document:
APA ordinarily requires page numbers for quotations, and it recommends them for summaries or paraphrases from long sources. When an electronic source lacks stable numbered pages, your citation should include — if possible — information that will help readers locate the particular passage being cited.
When an electronic document has numbered paragraphs, use the paragraph number preceded by the symbol ¶ or by the abbreviation “para.”: (Hall, 2001, ¶ 5) or (Hall, 2001, para. 5). If neither a page nor a paragraph number is given and the document contains headings, cite the appropriate heading and indicate which paragraph under that heading you are referring to.
Look at these sites, and see which one works better for you. You will need to consult one of these sites for the Unit 3 assignment.