This section provides guidelines on how to use parenthetical
citations to cite original sources in the text of your paper. These
guidelines will help you learn the essential information needed
in parenthetical citations, and teach you how to format them correctly.
Parenthetical citations are citations to original sources that
appear in the text of your paper. This allows the reader to see
immediately where your information comes from, and it saves you
the trouble of having to make footnotes or endnotes.
The APA style calls for three kinds of information to be included
in in-text citations. The author's last name and
the work's date of publication must always appear,
and these items must match exactly the corresponding entry in the
references list. The third kind of information, the page number,
appears only in a citation to a direct quotation.