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APA 7 Citation Style: One Author

Students' guide to APA 7

APA 7 Citation -- Book with One Author

References List Format

Last name of author, First and middle initial of author. (Year of publication). Title of book (edition if any).


In-Text Citation Format (Direct Quote)

(Author’s Last Name, Year of publication, p. #)


In-Text Citation Format (Paraphrased or Summarized)

(Author’s Last Name, Year of publication)

References List Example

‚ÄčDudek, S. G. (2013). Nutrition essentials for nursing practice (7th ed.). Lippincott.


In-Text Citation Example (Direct Quote)

(Dudek, 2013, p. 13)


In-Text Citation Example (Paraphrased or Summarized)

(Dudek, 2013)


General Information About Citations

When writing an APA paper you use two types of citations: 

  1. in-text (or parenthetical) citation
  2. References page citation. 

These citations are directly linked.  Any in-text citation should reflect a citation in your References page at the end of your APA paper.

The in-text citation is a brief reference to your source which then leads your reader to your References page for the full citation. 


A Word About Punctuation

The punctuation in your citations does matter.  Make sure you pay attention to where the periods and commas are in the examples. 

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