Answered By: Chris Sheetz
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2017     Views: 27

How to cite first depends upon which citation style you are using.  Most courses at LCCC require either MLA style or APA style. The links below provide information about in-text citations in MLA or APA format.

If there is a title of the editorial, use the title instead of the author.  The following comes from the OWL at Purdue website:

MLA: In-text citations for print sources with no known author

When a source has no known author, use a shortened title of the work instead of an author name. Place the title in quotation marks if it's a short work (such as an article) or italicize it if it's a longer work (e.g. plays, books, television shows, entire Web sites) and provide a page number.

We see so many global warming hotspots in North America likely because this region has "more readily accessible climatic data and more comprehensive programs to monitor and study environmental change . . ." ("Impact of Global Warming" 6).

APA: In-Text Citations: Unknown Author

If the work does not have an author, cite the source by its title in the signal phrase or use the first word or two in the parentheses. Titles of books and reports are italicized or underlined; titles of articles, chapters, and web pages are in quotation marks.

A similar study was done of students learning to format research papers ("Using APA," 2001).

 

 

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