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APA 6th Edition: Basics: Author-Date Citation Method

Basic examples for citing sources in APA style for undergraduates or those with little experience using APA.

Author/Date citation method

In-text citations give brief details of the source of an idea or piece of information within the text of a document.
See APA (6th ed.),  pp. 175-179

Use the author-date method of citation by inserting the surname of the author and the year of publication at the appropriate point in the text.  For example: (Small, 2009).  If there is a direct quote or a specific part of the work is being referred to, the page numbers are also included. For example, (Small, 2009, p. 23).

Citations for Paraphrased Information  

Beginning of sentence:

 Krankenstein (2006) reported that empirical research was identified.

Middle of sentence

 After looking into the issue, Lynch (2007) quit. ·

End of sentence

The report concluded were victims of cyberterrorism (Windhorst, 2004).

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