In-Text Citation Examples

In the APA format, an in-text citation includes

  • the author's last name
  • date (use n.d. if no date is available),
  • page number, if available.

Example: "If government insures 30 million or more Americans, health spending will rise" (Samuelson, 2009, p. A21).

 

For MLA style, include

  • the author's last name.
  • the page number, if given.

Example: "If government insures 30 million or more Americans, health spending will rise" (Samuelson A21).

 

Conservative Activists

(Photo credit: TalkMediaNews. Conservative Activists Hold a Second 'House Call.' Used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.)

Fig. 2: Talk Radio News Service. Conservative Activists Hold a Second 'House Call.' 7 Nov. 2009. Flickr. Web. 21 Aug. 2010.

 


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