In-Text Citations: Author/Authors

  • Citing an Author or Authors. A Work by Two Authors: Name both authors in the signal phrase or in parentheses each time you cite the work.
  • Citing Indirect Sources. If you use a source that was cited in another source, name the original source in your signal phrase.
  • Electronic Sources.
  • Other Sources.

Other Question and Answers that can be helpful for you

1. How to reference works cited in an essay?

  • Give the original author credit for their own ideas and work
  • Validate your arguments
  • Enable the reader to follow up on the original work if they wish to
  • Enable the reader to see how dated the information might be
  • Prove to your tutors/lecturers that you have read around the subject
  • Avoid plagiarism

2. How do you cite within an essay?

Citing an essay within a book requires proper formatting both within the text of your paper and on the References page. In-Text. APA in-text citations, whether they appear in signal phrases or parenthetical citations, typically include the author’s last name and the year of publication. As explained in the sixth edition, second printing of the

3. How do you cite an author in MLA format?

MLA recommends you take information from the original source whenever possible. If you must cite information from an indirect source, mention the author of the original source in the body of your text and place the name of the author of the source you actually consulted in your in-text citation. Begin your in-text citation with ‘qtd. in.’.

4. How to properly cite a source in an essay?

Use the author’s last name and year of publication for in-text citations.

  • For example, you might write: By using a time turner, a witch or wizard can appear to others as though they are actually in two places at once (Granger, 2018).
  • If you use the author’s name in the text of your paper, include the parenthetical with the year immediately after the author’s name.
  • Add page numbers if you quote directly from the source.