In-text citations

Scholars credit the work of other scholars through in-text citations.

Scholarly articles use in-text citations like footnotes, end notes, or parentheses.  These vary by citation style.

For example, some sentences are followed with a name and a year. This is where the author of this article is providing attribution and citation to another’s work to provide evidence to their claim at the beginning of the paragraph.

Investigate the front page of this scholarly article below. Can you find all of the in-text citations?

Now that you identified the in-text citation, let’s look at how in-text citations work →


Article citation:

Myrick, Jessica Gall. “Emotion Regulation, Procrastination, and Watching Cat Videos Online: Who Watches Internet Cats, Why, and to What Effect?” Computers in Human Behavior, vol. 52, no. C, 2015, pp. 168–176.



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