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APA 7 Citation Style: Textbook With Two Authors

Students' guide to APA 7

APA Citation -- Cengage Textbook With Two Authors

References List Format

Last name of first author, First and middle initial of first author, & Last name of second author, First and     

     middle initial of second author. (Year of Publication). Title of book (edition if any). Publisher. URL

In-Text Citation Format (Direct Quote)

(First Author’s Last Name & Second Author's Last Name, Year of publication, p. #*)


In-Text Citation Format (Paraphrased or Summarized)

(First Author’s Last Name & Second Author's Last Name, Year of publication)


*If the page number is not available, you should include either the chapter number or the section number.

References List Example

Baumeister, R. F., & Bushman, B. (2017). Social psychology and human nature (Brief 4th ed.). Cengage.


In-Text Citation Example (Direct Quote)

(Baumeister & Bushman, 2017, ch. 4)


In-Text Citation Example (Paraphrased or Summarized)

(Baumeister & Bushman, 2017)

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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