- Create and format reference list and in-text citations in APA Style.
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 or report.
|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. Why? Your reader can’t access your personal experiences.
In the next activity, you will practice matching in-text citations with their reference citation.