UCOLL 300 - Unit IV - In-Text Citation
In Unit 1's assignment, you were asked to summarize an article abstract "in your own words." When you use material or ideas from a book or article in your research, normally you paraphrase what you have read. That is, you put it into your own words, and then use some kind of in-text (also known as "paranthetical") citation to flag the reader that what they have just read is originally someone else's idea. Another way of expressing another author's idea is to provide a direct quote in your paper or project. These direct quotes must also be accompanied by an in-text or paranthetical citation.
As you might guess, different bibliographic styles use different in-text citation methods. You should become familiar with how the style you are using denotes in-text citations.