Cite Right: ASA In-Text Citation
This video provides a basic introduction to citing a journal article in text.
Cite Right : ASA In-Text Citations
What is an in-text citation?
An in-text citation is a note in parentheses. (Smith 2011) It tells the reader that the information or idea is from another source and where they can find that source.
ASA Style uses:
- Last Name
Example: (FitzGibbon 2011)
Include the page number in the citation when referring to a specific part of the source, such as a quotation. Example: (FitzGibbon 2011:198)
If the work is a public or government document, use the name of the organization as the author. Example (Parks Canada 2012)
If the work is from a website, the host of the website can be used as the author. Example: (Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums 2013)
Where does the in-text citation go?
Immediately following the borrowed information. For Example: At the Toronto Zoo, giant pandas are fed “fresh bamboo, leaf eater biscuits, apples, and occasionally sugar cane or icicles as a treat” (Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums 2013:2).
Don’t repeat any part of the citation already in your sentence. Example: Smith (2010) tested this hypothesis.
Don’t forget to include a complete reference in the Reference list at the end of your assignment.
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