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Citation Style

Citing in APA Style: Basic Overview

Every time you quote or paraphrase someone else’s work, you must provide information about your source in two places:

  • In the paragraph where you are quoting or paraphrasing. This is called a Parenthetical Citation because you will put brief information about the work in parentheses. For details, see the In-Text Citations page.
  • In the References page at the end of the paper. This is where you put all of the information needed to find a copy of the works you used in your paper. Check out our guidelines and examples for different types of references by using the links in the left-hand column.

The citation you create for your References page should indicate:

  • who wrote the work
  • what is it called
  • and where the reader can find a copy.


Intro to APA 7th Edition - CSU Dominguez Hills Library