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Citing Your Sources

In-text Citations

In-text citations appear within the body of an APA paper where you used the information you are citing. It's a brief way of telling your reader where you got your information, without interrupting the flow of your paper. If readers want to see full information for the source, they can jump down to the References section, where you'll list full citation information for each source. 

Every reference at the end of your paper must have a corresponding in-text citation. Otherwise, your reader has no way of knowing how you used your sources. 

APA uses the author-date format for in-text citations. Visit the page below for guidance on how to format your in-text citations in APA: