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How to Quote


References in APA style are cited in text with an author-date format.

Source Citation in Text
With 1 author (Greene, 2010)
With 2 authors (Scarlett & New, 2007)
With 3-5 authors

(Thompson, Manore, & Sheeshka, 2010)

Subsequent citation: (Thompson et al., 2010)

(Torabian, Haddad, Rajaram, Banta, & Sabat, 2009)

Subsequent citation: (Torabian et al., 2009)

With 6 or more authors (Gibson et al., 2010)
With no author

(The First Few Words of the Book Title, 2009)

("The First Few Words of the Article Title", 2008)

With  no date (Jarry, Kossert, & Ip, n.d.)
Specific parts or direct quotation

(Molgat, 2010, pp. 18-21)

(Stockert & Smith Higuchi, 2009, p. 997)

(Public Safety Canada, 2009, Chapter 3)

(Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 2010, “Possible health concerns,” para. 2)

Multiple sources (Bishop, 2009; Dai, 2008; Greene, 2010)


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