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Cite It Right!

Citation information to be used with the Cite It Right - Got Research? workshops

How do I use APA In Text Citations in my paper?

There are two parts to an In Text citation. 

  • the brief information in the text of the paper
  • the full citation on the Works Cited page

The brief information must lead your reader to the full citation on the References page.

For APA In-Text citations, you need three pieces of information when your writing includes someone else’s words, ideas, or facts.

1. For print sources (books and articles)

  •  the author's last name
  • date of publication
  •  the page number (if available)

2. For web based or media sources include in the text the first item that appears in the Work Cited entry that corresponds to the citation (for example: author name, article name, website name, film name) and the date.


Models and examples of APA in-text citations

APA Citation Help -The Basics  from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)     

APA Citation Help - In Text Citations  from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) 

APA In Text Citations from College of DuPage Library