Where do you put parenthetical citations?

When you quote or paraphrase from a source (book, article, or webpage) in your paper, you need to insert a parenthetical citation. This citation typically consists of the author’s name, year of publication, and page number in parentheses at the end of the sentence. “This is a direct citation” (Chapman, 2019, p. 126).

Where can you find information needed for an MLA citation in a book?

Citing a chapter of a book in MLA “Title of chapter or section.” Title of the Book, edited by First name Last name, Publisher, Year published, page number(s).

Do you reference every sentence?

If you are paraphrasing from one source throughout a paragraph, don’t worry about putting a citation after every sentence. If you are paraphrasing from 2 or more sources within one paragraph, in such a way that the information is integrated extensively, cite both sources at the end of the paragraph.

Is the work cited page double-spaced?

Double space all citations, but do not skip spaces between entries. Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent.

When must you include a page number in a parenthetical citation?

If you list the name of the author, the parenthetical citation need only contain the page number. Example: Thomas Friedman wrote, “No two countries that both had McDonald’s had fought a war against each other since each got its McDonald’s” (195).

Why is there a parenthetical reference with a page number in the middle of the material?

Usually the author’s last name and the page number are appropriate to identify the source and the specific location from which you borrowed the material. Place the parenthetical reference at a natural pause to avoid disrupting the flow of your paper, usually at the end of a sentence.

What is the difference between an in-text citation and a works cited entry?

An in-text citation is when the writer references the originating author in the actual body of the essay. A works cited page is an alphabetized list (generally by the author’s last name) of all referenced materials used in the body of the essay.

What is the purpose of a parenthetical citation?

Parenthetical citations within the text of your paper let your reader know when you’ve used information from another source. The parenthetical citation corresponds to a source listed on your works cited page.