Q. Is using quotation marks the same as using in-text citations?

Answer

Here's how to do an in-text citation for a quotation:

  • When using a quote from an author, place an in-text citation after the quotation marks.
  • The citation contains the author's last name, the year the work was published, and the page number on which the quote appears.

Example:

"Companies that operate internationally should evaluate the target market" (Drucker, 2017, p. 305).

When using an online source, you would use a paragraph number instead of a page number: (Drucker, 2017, para. 5).

Here's how to cite an in-text citation for a paraphrase:

  • When using the ideas of another in your own words, quotation marks are not necessary.
  • After the paraphrase, cite the author of the idea used and the year. (Author's last name, Year).

On the References page, use the complete reference for the work.

Example:

Drucker, P. (2017) Title of book in italics. City, State where published: Publisher of book.

Find more information in the APA Help Guide.

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  • Last Updated Jun 18, 2018
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