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APA Style Citation: Same Authors from the Same Year

Guide to help students using the APA Style Manual

Same Authors from the Same Year [6.16]

In-Text from the Same Authors from the Same Year [6.16]

  • Write out the authors’ surnames, the date of publication, page and/or paragraph numbers
  • In order not to confuse the reader, add a letter suffix to the year
  • 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 a comma [,] to separate the dates

 

Example of same author surnames narrative and paraphrase:

Diaz (1997a) and Diaz (1997b) noted…

 

Emerson (2009a) and Emerson (2009b) reported…

 

 

Example of same author surnames in paraphrase:

The field of social work covers many areas (Emerson, 2009a, 2009b).

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