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This guide is representative of the 6th edition Publication Manual of APA.
APA examples are not exhaustive and focus on referencing and citations. Assistance from your professor and/or Writing Centre is suggested for clarification.
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Effective October 1, 2019.
Referencing a passage from a book, article or other resource that contains a citation from another source?
To directly quote the highlighted section of an article on concussions, see the example below:
Source: Davies, S. C., & Bird, B. M. (2015). Motivations for underreporting suspected concussion in college athletics. Journal Of Clinical Sport Psychology, 9(2), 101-115.
Direct quotation in body of paper or report:
"Although most concussions heal on their own within 2-3 weeks (Collins, Lovell, Iversion, Ide & Maroon, 2006), some individuals experience persistent postconcussion symptoms." (Davies & Bird, 2015)
Reference page entry:
Davies, S. C., & Bird, B. M. (2015). Motivations for underreporting suspected concussion in college athletics. Journal Of Clinical Sport Psychology, 9(2), 101-115.
(Davies & Bird, 2015)
See another example of how to cite a passage that contains someone else's in-text citation at the APA Style Blog.