How to Make In-Text Citations


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Which of the following is NOT an example of correct MLA citation? (Assume that for all examples, the page numbers are correct)

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This sentence is referring to an imaginary book titled The Truth About Supplements by a woman named Alicia Jones. The book was published in 2011. Fill in the blank in APA format:

According to Jones (2011), many dietary supplements are contaminated with wheat, rice, and even illegal drugs _____

2. Which of the following would you need to cite in a paper?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In-text citation can be confusing, but this quiz/worksheet combo can help you differentiate between the rules of MLA and APA styles. You'll be assessed on your understanding of citation formatting.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet ask you about:

  • What happens if a student forgets to include any in-text citations
  • APA and MLA in-text citation styles
  • How to insert correct in-text citations based on sample sentences

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as how to cite sources using APA and MLA
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding citing online articles in APA
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about using a book with a single author in MLA

Additional Learning

Find out more citation rules by studying the lesson, How to Make In-Text Citations. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the purpose of in-text citations
  • Know how to make in-text citations
  • Cite print sources with multiple authors