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APA Style Citation: One Work by One Author to Six+ Authors [In Text]

Guide to help students using the APA Style Manual

In-Text One Work by One Author [6.11]

In-Text One Work by One Author [6.11]

  • Use the author’s surname, the date of publication, page and/or paragraph numbers
  • Do not include initials or full names of the author’s first name

 

Examples one work by one author in narrative and paraphrase:

Capps (2008) noted…

 

Capps (2008) reported…

 

In 2008, Capps found…

 

 

Example of one work by one author in paraphrase:

The field of social work covers many areas (Hughes, 2008).

 

 

Example of one work by one author in narrative and quote:

Milgram (1963) reported, “Obedience is as basic an element in the structure of social life as one can point to” (p. 371).

 

 

Example of one work by one author in quote:

 “Obedience is as basic an element in the structure of social life as one can point to” (Milgram, 1963, p. 371).

 

 

 

In-Text One Work by Two to Five Authors [6.12]

In-Text One Work by Two to Five Authors [6.12]

  • Use the authors’ surnames, the date of publication, page and/or paragraph numbers
  • Do not include initials or full names of the authors’ first names
  • When using a narrative, write out the authors’ surnames with the word and
  • When not using a narrative, write out the authors’ surnames and use an ampersand [&]

 

 

Examples of two to five authors in narrative and paraphrase:

Berry and Sabatier (2010) noted…

 

Francis, Berger, Giardini, Steinman, and Kim (2009) reported…

 

In 2009, Mason and Duba found…

 

 

Example of two to five authors in paraphrase:

The field of social work covers many areas (Hughes & Green, 2008).

 

 

Example of two to five authors in narrative and quote:

Bronstein, Mizrahi, Korazim-Korosy, and McPhee (2010) noted, “Social workers are often participating in or leading collaborations at the micro level, including clinical teamwork” (p. 459).

 

 

Example of two to five authors in quote:

“Social workers are often participating in or leading collaborations at the micro level, including clinical teamwork” (Bronstein, Mizrahi, Korazim-Korosy, & McPhee, 2010, p. 459).

In-Text One Work of Six or More Authors [6.12]

In-Text One Work of Six or More Authors [6.12]

  • Use the first author’s surname, then write et al., the date of publication, page and/or paragraph numbers
  • Do not include initials or full names of the authors’ first name
  • When using a narrative, write out the first authors’ surname and then write et al.
  • When not using a narrative, write out the first authors’ surname and then write et al.

 

 

Example of six or more authors in narrative and paraphrase:

Woodhouse et al. (2010) noted…

 

Austen et al. (2009) reported…

 

In 2009, Steinman et al. found…

 

 

Example of six or more authors in paraphrase:

The field of social work covers many areas (Hughes et al., 2008).

 

 

Example of six or more authors in narrative and quote:

Hien et al. (2010) noted, “When treating patients with combined PTSD and substance abuse, a prevailing clinical concern has been that discussion of past trauma or PTSD symptoms could increase arousal and stress and could either exacerbate substance use or cause patients to flee treatment” (p. 617).

 

 

Example of six or more authors in quote:

When treating patients with combined PTSD and substance abuse, a prevailing clinical concern has been that discussion of past trauma or PTSD symptoms could increase arousal and stress and could either exacerbate substance use or cause patients to flee treatment” (Hien et al., 2010, p. 617).

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