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APA 6th Edition Citation Style Guide: Home

A style guide to the 6th edition of APA

Welcome

Welcome! Use the tabs along the top of the guide to navigate between different types of resources for citing business sources using APA Style

Remember there are librarians available to help you. The last tab on this page will connect you to the library via online chat, email, phone, or in person.

Resources for avoiding Plagiarism

The following websites may help you better understand and avoid plagiarism.  

At the Main Library and Ballston Coakley Library Extension

More Help with APA Formatting & Citations

You can always ask a librarian for help, however the following websites may also be of use:

In-Text Citations

In-Text Citations

In-text citations tell your professor which source you used at a specific point in the paper. In-Text citations also correspond to the Reference List at the end of your paper. In-text citations have two formats: Narrative and Parenthetical.
Please ask your professor if you are unsure which type of in-text citations to use in your paper.
 
Examples of In-text narrative citations: 
 
  • Name the author(s) and provide a direct quotation:

Pollan (2001) explains that “the apple, like the settlers themselves, had to forsake its former domestic life and return to the wild before it could be reborn as an American” (p. 13).

  • Name the author and paraphrase:

Michael Pollan (2001) compares the apple to the settler, because both required an experience in the wild in order to fully express the American experience.

 

Examples of in-text parenthetical citations:

  •  Provide a direct quotation without naming the author directly:

“In effect, the apple like the settlers themselves, had to forsake its former domestic life and return to the wild before it could be reborn as an American” (Pollan, 2001, p. 13).

    
  • Paraphrase without naming the author directly:

One writer compares the apple to the settler, because both require an experience in the wild in order to fully express the American experience (Pollan, 2001).