Answered By: Todd White
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2018     Views: 6

It is simple if the articles are published in different years. Since each in-text citation has an author and a date (and pages numbers, if directly quoting) the reader should readily be able to tell them apart ...

A recent study has shown that teaching Australian Shepherds to beg is not a good idea (White, 2016). A further study found that "Australian Shepherds will turn all the intensity they use to herd sheep into giving you no choice but to feed them the crust of your pizza" (White, 2017, p. 43).

It becomes just a bit trickier if both articles are published in the same year. In this case, you need to start by differentiating your citations with letters after the year of publication in your reference works, like this -

White, T. (2017a). Mooching habits of the Blue Merle. Journal of Australian Shepherd Studies, 64 (2), pp. 45-69. Retrieved from

White, T. (2017b). Eye control in the manipulation of owners in the mooching habits of the Blue Merle. Journal of Australian Shepherd Studies, 64 (3), pp. 23-39. Retrieved from

Now, in your in-text citations, continue the use of the letters after the date so that your reader know which article in the same year you are referring to.

Several recent studies by White have determined that resistance is futile when an Australian Shepherd has determined what you are going to be made to do (2017a) and once they turn an eye on you, capitulation is advised (2017b).

And that should be that about that. Good luck with rest of the semester.

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