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APA Style Guide: 7th Edition

Book with Author(s) and Editor(s)

Examples of formatting an in-text citation for this item are outlined below:

Reference Information

Dali, Zhang. (2012). A second history (R. Shier & R. Bywater, Eds.). Bywater Bros. Editions.

In-text Citation Guidelines



Author's last name and year of publication placed in brackets at the end of a paraphrased sentence.

Note: If you are paraphrasing from a lengthy document, also include page, paragraph or heading info. 


Consider this a paraphrased sentence (Dali, 2012).                        


Sentence beginning with author's last name followed immediately by date in brackets; page # in brackets at the end of the quote.


According to Dali (2012), "consider this a direct quote" (p. 9).

Remember, in-text citation formatting changes depending on a number of factors.

See Number of Authors, Publication Date, and Page/Paragraph Number or Heading for more information.  

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