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Citation Help: In-Text Citations


This page covers some basic examples of APA in-text citations.  For more complete information, see the resources listed in the box to the right.

To view a paper formatted for APA, including in text citations and a reference list at the end, see the APA Sample Paper from the OWL at Purdue.

Elements, Format, and Examples

Elements Needed (in the order given) - 

  • First thing listed for the item's citation in the Reference list; Author Last Name, Organization Name, or Work Title.
  • Year of Publication
  • Pages Numbers, if referencing specific pages

Format -

(Last Name, Year)

Example Book (Print or Online) Two Authors, Specific Page -

(Miller & Miller, 1998, p.55).

Example Website, Organization as Author - 

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2014) <------First in-text citation for source, next in-text citation, can just use (CDC, 2014)


More In-Depth Help

This guide is meant as a general overview.  For more in-depth help, please use the following resources, review the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, or contact an LPC librarian.

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