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  • In-Text Citations APA

    In-text citations must be placed inside the text of your assignment every time you use a source.

     

    If you are directly quoting from a work, you will need to include the author, year of publication, and the page number for the reference (preceded by "p.").

    Introduce the quotation with a signal phrase that includes the author's last name followed by the date of publication in parentheses.

    • According to Jones (1998), "Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time" (p. 199).
    • Jones (1998) found "students often had difficulty using APA style" (p. 199); what implications does this have for teachers? If the author is not named in a signal phrase, place the author's last name, the year of publication, and the page number in parentheses after the quotation. She stated, "Students often had difficulty using APA style" (Jones, 1998, p. 199), but she did not offer an explanation as to why.

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    APA In Text Citations