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APA Citation Style, 6th Edition: Two Authors/Editors

APA Citation Style

Book with Two Authors

(THIS Libguide IS FOR APA 6th edition, click here to visit our new APA 7th edition Libguide)

The formatting guidelines below refer to books with two authors.

General Format:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Author's Last Name & Author's Last Name, year)

In-Text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Author's Last Name & Author's Last Name, year, page number)

References:

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial., & Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Book title: Subtitle. Location of publication: Publisher.

Examples:

In-text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Thanavaro & Moore, 2017)

In-text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Thanavaro & Moore, 2017, p. 52)

References:

Thanavaro, J., & Moore, K. S. (2017). Clinical decision making for adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioners. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Books with Two Editors

The formatting guidelines below refer to books with two editors.

General Format:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Editor's Last Name & Editor's Last Name, year)

In-Text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Editor's Last Name & Editor's Last Name, year, page number)

References:

Editor's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial., & Editor's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Eds.). (Year). Book title: Subtitle. Location of publication: Publisher.

Examples:

In-text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Worth & Coates, 2009)

In-text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Worth & Coates, 2009, p. 52)

References:

Worth, J., & Coates, T.  (Eds.). (2009). The midwife : A memoir of birth, joy, and hard times. New York: Penguin Books.

Citing References in Text - Authors

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Page References

Citation information has been adapted from the APA Manual (6th Edition). Please refer to pages 176-177 of the APA Manual (6th Edition) for more information.

Helpful Tips

-If your reference list includes publications by two or more authors with the same last name, you should include the first initial in all in-text citations in order to help the reader avoid confusion.

-Be mindful of hyphenated names, particularly hyphenated first names in your reference list. If an author or editor has a hyphenated first name, include first initials for both separated by a hyphen. For example: Lamour, J.-B. for Jean-Baptiste Lamour.

-If your reference list includes publications by two or more authors with the same last name, you should include the first initial in all in-text citations in order to help the reader avoid confusion.

-Suffixes like "Jr." or "III" are not included in in-text citations but are included in the reference list.

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