In-Text Citations Made Easy (APA)

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Whenever you use a source, you must have an in-text citation and a reference citation. They’re a matched pair–like shoes or gloves. What are the differences between an APA in-text citation and an APA reference citation? How do the two work together?

This video explains how to format and coordinate your APA in-text citations with your APA reference citations in the context of a discussion board post. But the same principles for using APA in-text citations applies to anything that you write which cites sources: DB posts, APA research papers, APA PowerPoints, and so on.

APA in-text citations are just an abbreviated form of a reference citation (which is given only once). But APA in-text citations have to be used in every sentence that borrows from a source. But don’t worry. There are simple, easy-to-understand tips and tricks for in-text citations that will have you citing perfectly in just a few minutes. In-text citations–the easy way!

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  1. Nikki Lacy says:

    This was amazingly helpful thank you for such a clear and concise video

  2. Tinashe Chikomwe says:

    Thank you so much.God bless

  3. Eri Michael says:

    This has been more helpful than anything I've learned from my education… mind you I am in my 3rd year of University. Thank you.. so much!

  4. Aqman says:

    Thank you Mr. David Taylor! Out of all the videos I've watched, yours are the only one that mention how to do an in-text citation. Other videos only does reference citation. Thank you!

  5. Jesse Hyppolite says:

    Thank you!

  6. marame zina says:

    Are we going to use the page number even when we paraphrase the qoutation??? Please I need an answer

  7. Mike Redd says:

    Why did he put Barker and Guyer in quotations?

  8. Iwillsucceed4sure says:

    I encounter the perfect article but it’s not giving me the date that it was written. It only says
    McGraw-Hill. Three years ago. It’s that to be assumed that it was written in 2016? I do t know if I should add the name with that date.

  9. Valencia Walker says:

    So true ! I’m in Grad school right now at Purdue .

  10. meli love says:

    You are a life saver. Thank you for the explanation.

  11. oLapidot says:

    How do you cite an image from google in APA format?

  12. Youssef Thrasher says:

    Thank you

  13. Faisel Muktar says:

    So far, this was the best video on citation I came across. thank you so much

  14. KaptainBasketball says:

    Is this Jason blaha?

  15. Purveyor of Enlightenment says:

    You are a godsend, good sir!

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  17. Rebecca Simon says:

    You are my hero!

  18. Anthony J. Sloan says:

    Thanks….this was great.

  19. Katerina E. says:

    Thank you

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