How do you cite a paper with multiple authors?
A Work by Three or More Authors List only the first author’s name followed by et al. in every citation, even the first, unless doing so would create ambiguity between different sources. In et al., et should not be followed by a period. Only “al” should be followed by a period.
How do you cite the author in a paper?
When using APA format, follow the author, date method of in-text citation. This means that the author’s last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text, e.g., (Jones, 1998), and a complete reference should appear in the reference list at the end of the paper.
What should you cite when writing a research paper?
While you are doing research and locating sources, be sure to document materials thoroughly, noting the author, title, publisher, place of publication, date, and page numbers of all sources used. For electronic materials, you should also note the DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) if available.
Do you have to cite a book if you mention it?
When you mention a work or author in passing, a works-cited-list entry is not needed. For example, if you state that your favorite book is Catcher in the Rye, you have not quoted from or paraphrased the book, referred to any aspect of it specifically, or used it to advance an idea.
What happens if you don’t cite sources?
Failure to cite basically means that you are claiming that the entire paper and all of its information as yours and, if that’s untrue, it’s plagiarism. However, in situations where the citation is neither correct nor complete, it can definitely still be considered plagiarism.
What are the two types of documentation in a paper with sources?
Winkler and McCuen-Metherell, in Writing the Research Paper: A Handbook, reported that two basic styles of documentation are used in research: (1) note citations and (2) parenthetical citations (2008, p. 4).
Can I cite my own paper?
If you have made a point or conducted research in one paper that you would like to build on in a later paper, you must cite yourself, just as you would cite the work of others. For another perspective on self-citation, see Matt’s blog post, “The Northwest Passage, or Why You Should Cite Yourself Only Sparingly.”
Can I cite an unpublished paper?
You will cite unpublished work the same as you would published work, with the author’s last name and the year the work is in progress or was completed. Keep in mind that authors are protected by copyright law against unauthorized use of their unpublished research.