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How to Cite a Book With Two Authors - APA Referencing

How to Cite a Book With Two Authors – APA Referencing. The American Psychological Association (APA) Referencing System.
The APA (American Psychological Association) style requires two elements: in-text citations throughout your assignment, and a reference list at the end.
The American Psychological Association reference style uses the Author-Date format. Refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) for more information. When quoting directly or indirectly from a source, the source must be acknowledged in the text by author name and year of publication.

When to include page numbers
When you quote a source (reproduce material word for word), page numbers are required. When paraphrasing or referring to an idea contained in another work, the APA publications manual 6th edn. (p. 171) encourages you to provide page numbers, to help the reader locate the information in a long text. However, this is not a ‘compulsory’ requirement. Check with your lecturer about their preferences on the inclusion or exclusion of page numbers for paraphrased information in your assignments.

How to Cite?

  • In a reference list
King, M. (2000). Wrestling with the angel: A life of Janet Frame. Auckland, New Zealand: Viking.
N.B. The first letter of the first word of the main title, subtitle and all proper nouns have capital letters.
  • In-text citation
(Dancey & Reidy, 2004) or Dancey and Reidy (2004) said… When paraphrasing in text, use and, not &.

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