21 How it All Works Together

As we have covered, reference list citations and in-text citations should match each other. They work together to clearly indicate which sources provide support to your assignment.

 

You wouldn’t want to wear mismatched socks, just like you don’t want mismatched citations! You want your in-text and reference list citations (and socks) to match each other!

 

*One exception is personal communication, which is cited as an in-text citation, but is not included in the reference list.*

One person talking in small group

Why? Your reader can’t access your personal experiences.

 


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