Answered By: Jessica Maris
Last Updated: May 13, 2015     Views: 10

For a parenthetical citation you need to include the last name of the cited source's author and the year of publication.  You can do this two ways:

1. After the sentence in which you present the information you got from a source, include the author's name and year of publication in parentheses.

Example: The landmark case Hutz vs. Bavaria was a watershed for the movie industry (Sherman, 1997).

2. Use the author's name in the sentence, and include the year in parentheses:

Example: According to Sherman (1997), the case Hutz vs. Bavaria was a watershed for the movie industry.

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