Common examples of in-text citations:
1. Statements followed by cite in parentheses.
2. Include the author(s) in the statement with the page number in parentheses. The 8th edition also requires that you include a time for time-based media, like music or video.
3. Include the author(s) and the year in statements.
4. If you are citing one of two or more works by the same author, identify the work with a shortened version of its title in parentheses along with the page number.
For example, if you were citing the following:
"The Impact of Global Warming in North America." GLOBAL WARMING: Early Signs. 1999. Web. 23 Mar. 2009.
Your in-text citation would look like this:
We see so many global warming hotspots in North America likely because this region has "more readily accessible climatic data and more comprehensive programs to monitor and study environmental change . . ." ("Impact" 6).
If you are citing more than one work by the same author, the in-text citation should include a shortened version of the title and page number:
For example if you had in-text citations to both Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Joy in the Morning one would be (Smith, Tree 72) and the other would be (Smith, Joy 10).
Note that in the shortened title, you will remove a, an and the from the beginning of the title, and include only a few important words from the title itself; there is no need to include the entire title. The 8th edition suggests shortening the title to the first noun phrase. The goal is simply to let your reader know to which source on your Works Cited page you are referring.
Put the title in quotation marks if referring to a short work (such as an article); omit the quotation marks and italicize instead if using a longer/complete work (such as a book).
Thanks to Purdue OWL for the examples in this section.
If you're citing a website with no known author, what does the in-text citation look like?
Use a shortened version of the website title and use that in place of the author name.
If you wanted to cite this source:
Guglielmo Marconi: The "Father of Radio." The Guglielmo Marconi Foundation, U.S.A. www.marconiausa.org/marconi.
The in-text citation would look like this:
(Guglielmo Marconi 45)