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APA Formatting and Style (7th ed.) for Student Papers

NAU Guide to APA

Citations with Three or More Authors

  • For works that have three or more authors, list the first author followed by “et al.” (meaning “and others”) Examples: (Connell et al., 2014) Researchers Connell et al. (2015) found . . .

Quotation

Narrative:
Researchers Connell et al. (2015) point out that one of the purposes of advertising is “framing consumer decisions by directing attention away from product disadvantages” (p. 130). 
Parenthetical:
One of the purposes of advertising is “framing consumer decisions by directing attention away from product disadvantages” (Connell et al., 2015, p. 130). 

Paraphrase / Summary:

Narrative:
Researchers Connell et al. (2015) point out that one of the purposes of advertising is to distract people from an item’s undesirable qualities when they are considering a purchase. 
Parenthetical:
One of the purposes of advertising is to distract people from an item’s undesirable qualities when they are considering a purchase (Connell et al., 2015). 
*** Remember: Each source listed on the reference page must correspond to at least one in-text citation in the body of the paper; each in-text citation must correspond to a source listed on the reference page.
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