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WHAT IS IN-TEXT CITATION?

An in-text citation names the author of the source, often in a signal phrase, and gives the pages number in parentheses. At the end of the paper, a list of works cited provides publication information about the source; the list is alphabetized by the authors' last names (or by titles for works without authors). There is a direct connection between the in-text citation and the alphabetical listing. In the following example, that is link is highlighted in teal.

EXAMPLE OF IN-TEXT CITATION:

Matt Sundeen notes that drivers with cell phones place an estimated 98,000 emergency calls each day and that the phones "often reduce emergency response times and actually save lives" (1).

 

 

EXAMPLE ENTRY OF WORKS CITED:

Sundeen, Matt. "Cell Phones and Highway Safety: 2000 State

IndentLegislative Update. National Conference of State Legislatures.

IndentDec. 2000. 9 pp. 27 Feb. 2001

Indent<http://ncsl.org/programs/esnr/cellphone.pdf>.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barabak, Mark Z. "Californians Endorse New Power Plants. Environmental News."

IndentLos Angeles Times.01 Jan. 2004. 31 Mar. 2004.

Indent<http://www.latimes.com/news/timespoll/sate/lat_0110010217.htm>.

 

Chocolat. Dir. Lasse Hallstrom. Perf., Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina,

IndentLena Olin and Johnny Depp. DVD. Miramax, 2001.

 

Chocolat. Dir. Lasse Hallstrom. Perf., Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina,

IndentLena Olin, and Johnny Depp. Videocassette. Miramax, 2001.

 

Combs, Cindy C. and Martin Slann. Encyclopedia of Terrorism. New York: Facts on File, 2002.

 

"Dangerous Games." Good Housekeeping. Jan. 2004: 91-92. Academic Search Premiere.

IndentEBSCOhost. Maine State Library, Augusta, ME. 31 Mar. 2004.

Indent<http://libraries.maine.edu/mainedatabases/>.

 

Daniels, Kyle. Letter. Portland Press Herald 31 Mar. 2004.

 

Davis, Wade. "Deep North." National Geographic Mar. 2004: 102-121.

 

"Deep North." National Geographic Mar. 2004: 102-121.

 

Delfakis, Helen, D., et al. Food Service Management. Cincinnati, OH:

IndentSouth-Western Publishing, 1992.

 

Hamilton, Tish. "Dangerous Games." Good Housekeeping. Jan. 2004: 91-92. Academic Search

IndentPremiere. EBSCOhost. Maine State Library, Augusta, ME. 31 Mar. 2004.

Indent<http://libraries.maine.edu/mainedatabases/>.

 

Hollander, Zander, ed. The Complete Book of Baseball. New York: Penguin Books, LTD., 1994.

 

Kipling, Rudyard. "The Man Who Would Be King." The Best Short Stories of Rudyard Kipling. Ed.

IndentRandall Jarrell. Garden City, NY: Hanover House, 1961. 128-154.

 

"Laptops for Students." Editorial. Portland Press Herald 31 Mar. 2004.

 

Letters from an Iowa Soldier in the Civil War. 2002. 31 Mar. 2004.

Indent<http://www.civilwarletters.comhome.html>.

 

"Maine Things Considered," All Things Considered. National Public Radio. WMEA, Portland.

Indent31 Mar. 2004.

 

"Maple Syrup." The World Book Encyclopedia, 1995. 188-189.

 

"Monkey Trial," American Experience. PBS. WGBH, Boston. 31 Mar. 2004.

 

Morgan, Fiona. "Banning the Bullies." Salon.com Jan. 2004. 31 Mar. 2004.

Indent <http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2001/03/15bullying/index.html>.

 

O'Driscoll, Patrick. "Winter Socks Northeast with Late-Season Snowstorm." USA Today

Indent17 Mar. 2004: 3.

 

Proudfoot, Bill. Letters from an Iowa Soldier in the Civil War. 2002. 31 Mar 2004.

Indent<http://www.civilwarletters.comhome.html>.

 

Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal.

IndentNew York: Houghton Mifflin, 2002.

 

Smith, John. "Here's Science." Biology Digest June: 1978: Vol. 18, Issue 4: 12.

 

Tardif, Claude. "Maple Syrup." The World Book Encyclopedia. 1995. 188-189.

 

United States. U.S. Government's Official Web Portal, The. 2004. 31 Mar. 2004.

Indent<http://www.firstgov.org/>.

 

"Winter Socks Northeast with Late-Season Snowstorm." USA Today 17 Mar. 2004: 3.