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MLA In Text Citation & Parenthetical Guide

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❶Drafting Your Statement Statements of Purpose: An indirect source is a source cited in another source.

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I find that I want to eat only very small portions. The only thing that has been difficult is getting used to my new appetite. I've been throwing out a lot of my food because I physically feel like I cannot eat that much, and if I do eat too much then I don't feel so good. However, I'm learning to keep all my meals small and frequent (just like I should have been doing all along!).

I plan to definitely buy this product again, I really love it and finally, I've successfully changed my eating lifestyle.

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There are many different ways to cite research sources. This method - parenthetical citation - is currently most in favor.

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For example, when you cite sources in a psychology paper you would probably use a different form of citation than you might in a paper for an English class. Finally, you should always consult your instructor to determine the form of citation appropriate for your paper.

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It may also cause the reader to lose sight of the overall message of the paper or assignment. Instead of including all last names, only include the last name of the first individual shown on the source. Here is an acceptable MLA in-text citation example for sources with more than three authors: School library programming in Croatia and Hong. Include an in-text citation when you refer to, summarize, paraphrase, or quote from another source. For every in-text citation in your paper, there must be a corresponding entry in your reference list.

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HISTORICAL-How to Cite Sources in a Paper This page is no longer being updated. For similar information, we recommend Purdue Online Writing Lab's Research and Citation Resources. The MLA Handbook (8th ed., ), Later online additions allowed for citation of e-books our focus from a prescriptive list of formats to an overarching purpose of source documentation". Released in spring , it changes the structure of the works cited list, Subject: Style guide.