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APA (6th ed.) Writing & Citing Guide

APA examples are not exhaustive & focus on referencing & citations. Assistance from your professor and/or Writing Centre is suggested. The library is not responsible for errors, omissions, or interpretation.

APA 6th Edition

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.

Users are responsible for interpretation of APA style guidelines and to seek further assistance when necessary.

Effective October 1, 2019.

Citation within a Quotation

Referencing a passage from a book, article or other resource that contains a citation from another source?

  • Include the in-text citation from the original source within the text of your quotation
  • Include the book, article or other resource you're actually reading/working with on your reference list
  • Do not add the reference page entry for the citation within your quotation

Citation within another article

To directly quote the highlighted section of an article on concussions, see the example below:

Screenshot of a paragraph from the article mentioned, that illustrates an in-text citation within the part of the article that is being cited.
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.

In-text citation:

(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.