The basics of APA style in-text citations
APA in-text citations must be used when:
If it is not your original thought, you MUST cite it.
Basic parenthetical citation formatting: (Author, year, p. page number). One space after a comma and period.
Examples of APA style in-text citations for summarizing and paraphrasing:
One work, one author:
When the authors' names are in the narrative, use this format:
One work, multiple authors (See section 8.17 Number of Authors to Include in In-Text Citations):
If a work has two authors, use an ampersand (&) between the two last names.
When the authors names are in your narrative, use the word and between the authors' last names.
If a work has three, or more authors, cite the first author, plus et al.
In the narrative, use this format: