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APA – Citing Sources

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In-text citations

Basic Styles

Author type Parenthetical citation Narrative citation
One author (Luna, 2020) Luna (2020)
Two authors (Salas & D'Agostino, 2020) Salas and D'Agostino (2020)
Three or more authors (Martin et al., 2020) Martin et al. (2020)

Group author with
abbreviation:
First citation

(National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2020)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH, 2020)

Group author with
abbreviation:
Subsequent citations

(NIMH, 2020)

NIMH (2020)

Group author without
abbreviation

(Stanford, 2020)

Stanford (2020)

From American Psychological Association. (2020) Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000 (p. 266)

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