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What are in-text citations also known as parenthetical documentation? Parenthetical documentation is the link between your sources of information and the place or places in your paper that you have used the words, ideas, or facts provided in your sources. These, or footnotes give detailed information about where you derived your information. These citations often consist of the name of the author(s) and the page(s) in the source from which the information was derived (Gibaldi 204). The parenthetical reference above is correct for the information provided in the paragraph above. Although I quoted nothing directly, I relied heavily on the information in the MLA Handbook, which he authored. When you provide these citations, a reader can go directly to the place in your source to verify your information, or to do further research. The references must clearly identify which of the sources in your Works Cited List was used. What if there is more than one author or no author? If there are two or three authors, use the following form: (Allen, Bailey, and Christ 199- 200). If there are more than three, (Allen et al. 135-140) is an example. If there is no named author, than you have a corporate author. You can address the
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