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ASA Style Guide: In-Text Citations

In-Text Citations Overview

In-text citations are brief references to your sources and indicate where the information came from and when it was published. They appear in the body of your work.

The ASA uses an Author-Date format for in-text citations. (Example: Giddens (1991) or (Giddens 1991)). This allows readers to look up the full citation listed in the reference page. To include a page number, include a colon and the page number after the date. (Example: Giddens (1991:1)).

All in-text citations will have a complete citation listed alphabetically in the reference page.

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