Using APA, how do I cite an author if their work is referenced more than once in a single paragraph?
Here’s what the 6th edition of the APA manual says: "Within a paragraph, when the name of the author is part of the narrative...you need not include the year in subsequent nonparenthetical references to a study as long as the study cannot be confused with other studies cited in the article. Do include the year in all parenthetical citations" (pg. 174).
In other words, every time you bring up the author in a new paragraph, you
should use the year, but you don’t have to within a paragraph, as long as it’s clear from your wording that you are discussing the same author. If you were giving a direct quotation that needed a parenthetical reference for the page number, then you’d include the year as well. (Source: Purdue Owl, 2013)
6/7/2013 10:24:50 pm
Thanks! I never know how to handle these things. What is Purdue Owl?
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