Section 3
Citation styles

There are two levels in acknowledging source material.

  • The last section explained cases for which source material must be acknowledged.
  • This section explains how an acknowledgement can be presented.

1. Numbered references
2. Harvard style
3. Citation in the text
4. Information for each discipline


Section 3-3
Citation in the text

The reference is embedded in the text within parentheses.

The laws of motion were first given by Newton a long time ago (I Newton, Principia Mathematica, 1687), while the extension to high speeds was first proposed by Einstein (A Einstein, Ann. Phys, 1905).

This style should only be used for non-academic writing, e.g., a casual article in a newspaper column. In such citations, only the most essential bibliographic information is provided.


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