Online Guide to Writing and Research

Chapter 5: Academic Integrity and Documentation

Types of Documentation

In-Text or Parenthetical Citations

In the in-text or parenthetical style, references to sources are placed in parentheses in the text itself rather than in footnotes and endnotes. The parenthetical note, then, refers the reader to a bibliography with the publication information for the source. MLA, APA, and Chicago follow this particular documentation style.