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APA Style Guide: 7th Edition

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

Reference Information

Descartes, R. (1960). Meditations on first philosophy (L.J. Lafleur, Trans.; 1st ed.). The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. (Original work published 1641)

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 (Descartes, 1641/1960).          


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


According to Descartes (1641/1960), "consider this a direct quote" (p. 237).

Remember, in-text citation formatting may change 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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