Parenthetical Citation | APA, MLA & Chicago Styles

A parenthetical citation is a type of in-text citation enclosed in parentheses that includes information about a source, such as the author’s name, publication date, and page number(s). Parenthetical citations come at the end of the sentence or clause that cites the source material.

Many citation styles use parenthetical citations, including APA, MLA, and Chicago style formats. Each in-text citation will correspond to an entry in the reference list, Works Cited page, or bibliography.

APA parenthetical citation example
Jungian archetypes include the persona, the shadow, the anima/animus, and the self (Carducci, 2009).

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