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In-text citations for a chunk of text??
« on: April 21, 2019, 03:08:20 pm »
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Hi everyone! I'm doing an investigative report for a chem 1/2 outcome, and basically I have no idea how I'm supposed to do my in-text citations for consecutive sentences that all come from the same source.

Here's an example, with information that's all from the same journal:

Certain nanomaterials contain properties that can be used in various medical apparatus, such as sensors and monitoring devices. For example, gold nanowires can be wrapped around tissue fibres, sandwiched between PDMS sheets, and attached to an electrical circuit. When pressure is applied to the PDMS sheets, the nanowires make contact with the electrical wires and create an electrical current whose strength is relative to the amount of pressure applied. This highly-sensitive, instantaneous flexible sensor is able to be used in numerous ways, such as measuring wrist pulse.

That's four sentences. Would I put (Cheng, 2014) after all 4 sentences, or is it sufficient to just put it once at the end? Or is there just a better way to do it in general??
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Re: In-text citations for a chunk of text??
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2019, 03:18:56 pm »
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I typically reference every sentence individually, as I can get information from the same source, but from a different page in the source.

However, have look at a variety of journals and see how they reference information to get a feel of when you should reference in text ^-^

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Re: In-text citations for a chunk of text??
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2019, 10:28:28 am »
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I would probably approach this by finding additional refences for some of those sentences, and then list all of the relevant sources in your in text citation for that statement (according to the style you're using eg (Surname 2004; Surname 2006)). Eg, it should be pretty easy to find another reference for your first sentence.
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