Answered By: Mary Ann Cullen
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2016     Views: 97

The exact details depend on your citation style, but the general techniques are the same for most citation styles.  You can either cite the required information in the text as you write or you can include the information in parentheses.  For details specific to your style, see the appropriate style guide.  These examples are in APA style.

Example 1:

In her 1999 book, Edwards demonstrated five basic skills of drawing.

Example 2:

Edwards (1999) demonstrated five basic skills of drawing.

Example 3:

A 1999 book (Edwards) demonstrated five basic skills of drawing.

Example 4.

There are five basic skills of drawing (Edwards, 1999).

Note: If you have an exact quote from the source, put the quote in quotation marks, or indented paragraph if it's long, and include a page number.

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