5.4 How to Cite: In-Text Citations

I've told you a lot about citations, so let's look at how you actually create a citation. Citation information appears in different places in a paper. In the text of my paper, next to a direct quote or paraphrase from an outside source I include an in-text citation that leads to the full citation. At the end of my paper, I include a reference list, which lists citations for the sources I used in my paper.

When I create an APA in-text citation, I will need to include the author's last name and the year of the publication. I will also need to include a page number for direct quotes.

Generally, an APA in-text citation will include the following information: (Author, year)

Here's an example: (Pedro, Sousa-Uva, & Pina, 2014)

For direct quotes, I need to include a page number as well: (Author, year, p.)

A direct quote would look like this: (Pedro, Sousa-Uva, & Pina, 2014, p. 1119)
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