APA In-Text Citations Guides


Like MLA, APA style also makes use of in-text citations to show where individual pieces of information come from. They look similar, though APA requires slightly more information than MLA. The basics of APA in-text citations are that the author’s last name, the page number where the information came from, and the year that the work was published should all be included somewhere in the sentence. If you’ve never used APA style, then there are several useful guides that walk you through all of the rules for this system.

Below, there are links to three different guides to in-text citations in APA format. Find which guide works best with you and keep it handy as you go through your undergraduate classes; chances are there will be two or three classes you take that will require you to use it.

Excelsior University Online Writing Lab: https://owl.excelsior.edu/citation-and-documentation/apa-style/

APA Official Website: https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/citations

Purdue University Online Writing Lab: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/in_text_citations_the_basics.html



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