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, & Last name of third author, First name and middle initial of third
author. (Year of Publication). Title of book (edition if any). Publisher. URL
In-Text Citation Format (Direct Quote)
(First Author’s Last Name et al., Year of publication, p. #*)
In-Text Citation Format (Paraphrased or Summarized)
(First Author’s Last Name et al., Year of publication)
*If the page number is not available, you should include either the chapter number or the section number.
References List Example
Starr, C., Taggart, R., Evers, C., & Starr, L. (2018). Biology: The unity and diversity of life (15th ed.).
In-Text Citation Example (Direct Quote)
(Starr et al., 2018, sect 7.3)
In-Text Citation Example (Paraphrased or Summarized)
(Starr et al., 2017)
When writing an APA paper you use two types of citations:
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.
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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