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In-text Citations: The Basics


In text citation examples (with annotations)

  • This document contains examples of ways you can use information from a source with comments



Excerpt from a scholarly article.

Similar to the examples found in "In text Citation Examples," wite a sentence (or two) summarizing, paraphrasing, or quoting the excerpt from Eating Animals

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Sample paraphraphs 

  • We will be using these paraphraphs taken from scholarly articles to analyze for different ways they have used source material

As you read the paragraphs, look for:

  • Quotes
  • Paraphrases/Summaries
  • Citations without quotations
  • Citations without the author’s name (because name is mentioned in the text)
  • Citations with one author
  • Citations with two authors
  • Citations with more than two authors
  • Organizational Author
  • Citation that lists multiple sources
  • Brackets and ellipses – you can make the text work for you.
  • Commentary from the article author/authorial assertions

How well do you think the author used evidence to support their argument?

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Bad Citations

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