Why do we use in text citations?
The purpose of the in-text citation is to indicate that the quoted or paraphrased information originated with someone else and to give your reader sufficient information that they can then find the corresponding reference in your reference list.
What is included in an in text citation?
When referring to information from a source in your own text, per APA guidelines, you will include the author, the year of publication, and sometimes the page number of the source. (The page number is required only with direct quotations.) This list of information is called an in-text citation.
Do you put in text citations at the end of every sentence?
If you are paraphrasing from one source throughout a paragraph, don’t worry about putting a citation after every sentence. Putting a citation at the end of the paragraph is fine (there should be at least one citation at the end of each paragraph if the material is paraphrased).
Can you put a citation in the middle of a sentence MLA?
If you do not mention the authors name within the sentence, you will need to cite at the end of the sentence. As you are writing your paper you may want in the middle of a sentence to “directly cite something that is very important” (Author, publication year, p. page number of quote) to the meaning of your paper.
Can you put a citation in the middle of a sentence Harvard?
In-text citations can be presented in two formats: (Author Date) / (Author Date, page number) – information focused format: the citation is usually placed at the end of a sentence. If the citation refers to only part of the sentence, it should be placed at the end of the clause or phrase to which it relates.