Why should you give in text citations be included within the body of your research paper?
To make it easy for your audience to find the sources of your information. To allow you to convey the information using your personal writing style.
How do you know when to use in text citations?
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. APA in-text citation style uses the author’s last name and the year of publication, for example: (Field, 2005).
Can an in text citation be in the middle of a sentence?
A reference or citation can be positioned at the beginning, middle or end of a sentence.
Can you use ellipses at the beginning of a sentence?
Do not use an ellipsis at the beginning or end of a quoted passage unless necessary for clarity. An ellipsis should be considered a “unit” of punctuation; therefore, the three (or four) periods must always be kept together. A period follows the sentence that precedes an ellipsis at the beginning of the next line.