Sample Papers & In-Text Citations

In-text citations refer the reader of your paper to a list of works cited or references. Each style has its own rules for doing this.
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MLA In-Text Citations: The Basics
These examples are from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL).

APA In-Text Citations: The Basics
These examples are from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Sample Papers

MLA Sample Paper #1
This paper, on assisted reproductive technology and the family, includes an example of using ellipses when omitting words from a quoted source. For more on ellipses, see the MLA Handbook (1.3.5).

MLA Sample Paper #2
This paper, on Jacob Lawrence’s Migration series, shows you how to incorporate figures into your text, style a block quotation, and cite a variety of sources. Read about block quotations in the MLA Handbook (1.3.2–3, 1.3.7).

APA Sample Paper #1
This abridged manuscript illustrates the organizational structure characteristic of reports of meta-analyses written in APA Style.

APA Sample Paper #2
This sample paper is an example of a one-experiment paper that demonstrates APA Style elements.