In Text Citations
When you present someone else's ideas in your research papers, you should insert citations within your text so that others will be able to understand how you reached your conclusions.
Your citation will be inserted before the period at the end of a sentence in which you have presented information you gathered from one of your reference sources. For example, if you were using the APA style a citation may look like this: Sam was unable to convince his companion to eat green eggs and ham (Seuss, 1988).
The following table outlines some of the more common variations of in-text citation, but it does not list every possible variation. If you have any questions about a particular citation please see the appropriate style manual. These manuals are kept at the reference desk in the Cornette Library.