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Parenthetical Citation

Which of the following are characteristics of an in-text citation?
immediately after the information or quotation to be documented, enclosed in parentheses, very brief
If you are using in-text citation for a book, what information needs to be put in parentheses?
the author’s last name, the page number
If you have already written the author’s name in the text of your paragraph, you will put __________ in parentheses.
the page no. only
What punctuation or abbreviations are used in an in-text citation?
not author’s initials, p. for page, comma between author and page
Put your in-text citation at the ____ of the information which needs crediting in your essay.
end
Identify the error in this in-text citation for a magazine article with a byline naming one author.
(“Pluto’s Status Shift” 17)
wrong info.
Create an in-text citation for the following information. Be careful! Remember, your spacing and punctuation must be exact.
page 15 of the book Twain’s Boyhood and His Fiction, by Granger Daniels and Mavis Greene, edited by Laura Masters and published in Boston by Scribner
NOTE: If the program will not allow you to use italics or underlining, you may ignore this formatting.
(Daniels and Greene 15).
Create an in-text citation for the following information. Be careful! Remember, your spacing and punctuation must be exact.
page 51 of The New Yorker magazine, an article titled, “The Age of Selfishness,” published on June 14, 2009
NOTE: If the program will not allow you to use italics or underlining, you may ignore this formatting.
(“Age of Selfishness” 51).
Below are in-text citations for the first citation of a Bible passage in the body of an essay. Select the one that is completely correct.
(New King James Version, Mark 10.5-6)
Below are in-text citations for page 28 of Billy Graham’s Nearing Home, published by Thomas Nelson. Select the in-text citation that is completely correct.
(Graham 28)
Below are in-text citations for an encyclopedia article. Select the one that is completely correct.
(“Mercury” 29)