Overview: MLA and APA use in-text citations within the body of the paper, which reference entries in your Works Cited (or References) list. Chicago style uses footnotes for the same purpose.

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In-text citations and footnotes can be created either from the "More" (three dots) menu next to a citation on the Sources screen...

...or via a link on the Edit Notecard screen.

MLA and APA styles use in-text citations, whereas Chicago style uses footnotes. When you click to create one via the options above, the window may prompt for a page or volume number in order to customize the example so that you can copy and paste it directly into your paper.

Important note: Example in-text citations (or footnotes) are not available for sources where you have created the citation via QuickCite (i.e., copied and pasted a preformatted citation).

Below the example, detailed instructions guide you through special cases and other modifications that may be necessary depending on the rest of the sentence and the other entries in your source list.