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APA Format and Citation Guide: APA Basic In-Text citation

Information Literacy

Style Guide

What is an In-text Citation?

In-Text Citation Examples

 

Include an in-text citation at any point in your writing when you use someone else’s ideas. 

EXAMPLES:  Choose based on how author and/or date is used in your answer.

Quotation

“High blood pressure and diabetes increase the risk of developing kidney disease” (Curhan, 2014, p. 3).

Curhan (2014) found that “high blood pressure and diabetes increase the risk of developing kidney disease” (p. 3).

In 2011, Curhan found that “high blood pressure and diabetes increase the risk of developing kidney disease” (p. 3).

Paraphrase

Diabetics are at risk of kidney disease (Curhan, 2014, p.3).

Curhan (2014) found that diabetics are at risk of kidney disease (p. 3).

In 2014, Curhan found that diabetics are at risk of kidney disease (p.3).

 

Note:  When citing a webpage, include a paragraph number, instead of a page number.

“Chronic kidney disease can lead to end-stage kidney disease” (Curhan, 2014, para. 2).

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