Published on 30 April by Jack Caulfield. Revised on 15 May An in-text citation should appear wherever you quote or paraphrase a source in your writing, pointing your reader to the full reference. In Harvard style , citations appear in brackets in the text. An in-text citation consists of the last name of the author, the year of publication, and a page number if relevant. Up to three authors are included in Harvard in-text citations.
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Published on November 6, by Jack Caulfield. Revised on April 8, When you reprint or adapt a table or figure from another source, the source should be acknowledged in an in-text citation and in your reference list. Follow the format for the source type you took the table or figure from. You also have to include a copyright statement in a note beneath the table or figure.
For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook. Regardless of the type of piece you are writing—a research paper, an essay that argues a point, an article that explains or gives an account of something—such documentation is needed. It should always be clear to your readers, if you follow this policy of full disclosure, what is original to you and what is not.