Answered By: Aine Meehan
Last Updated: Nov 25, 2015     Views: 69

This guide assumes you already know how to add an in text citation in word. See this FAQ if you need a refresher

When do you need to add page numbers? According to UL's cite it write book  and others we have looked at :

"Pages: Abbreviate to p. for single page and pp. for page range. Give full numbers for page range. In some disciplines page numbers are required, for example, only for long works and not for articles. The Harvard/Name-date style recommends giving page numbers if you are quoting directly. However if you are paraphrasing it is not essential to give page numbers."

In some other cases your supervisor might want the page number to display if it is a book, but not for a journal article or shorter item. It is between you and your lecturer or supervisor, so double check with them first. 

Some disciplines for example Archaeology require that a p. does not display within the in text citation. For example the in text citation punctuation should be  (Mahon 2015, 115) 

How to add the page number to an in text citation.

  • Right click on the in text citation
  • Click edit citation
  • Click more
  • for just the page type it into the page text box
  • click ok
  • for example type in 1108 example result:  (Baxter and Jack 2008, p.1108)
  • for the start and end pages (pp.) type in for example 1108-1120
  • example result: (Baxter and Jack 2008, pp.1108-1120)

How to add the page number without the p. or pp.

  • Right click on the in text citation
  • Click edit citation
  • Click more
  • for just the page type a comma, space and page number into the suffix text box 
  • for example type in , 1108 example result:  (Baxter and Jack 2008, 1108)
  • for the start and end pages (pp.) type in for example , 1108-1120
  • example result :  (Baxter and Jack 2008, 1108-1120)

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