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APA Citation Style, Seventh Edition: General Guidelines

General Guidelines

In APA, as with most citation styles, you need two pieces for a complete citation: the in-text portion, where you refer to the work; and the full citation in your References list at the end of the paper. You need to cite any idea that is not your own, whether it's quoted directly or paraphrased in your own words.

In-Text Citation Guidelines

Reference List Guidelines

APA Publication Manual

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