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

NAU Guide to APA

Citations with One Author

  • Note that you can integrate the author’s name and year into the sentence (referred to as a narrative citation), or you can include all information in the parentheses at the end (referred to as a parenthetical citation). Choose which method works best for you.

Quotation

Narrative:
White’s (2010) research indicates that “people need to focus on their mental health as much as their physical health” (p. 26).
Parenthetical:
Research indicates that “people need to focus on their mental health as much as their physical health” (White, 2010, p. 26).

Paraphrase / Summary

Narrative:
White’s (2010) research indicates that it is important for individuals to pay equal attention to the well-being of both their mind and body.
Parenthetical:
Research indicates that it is important for individuals to pay equal attention to the well-being of both their mind and body (White, 2010).
*** 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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