Q. What is the proper way to include multiple author names in in-text citations?

Do I need to list all of the authors at the end of sentence?
For example: Bipolar Disorder has proven to have cognitive implications for patients (author, author, author, author, author, yr).

Answer

When a source has three, four, or five authors, cite all authors the first time the reference occurs

Example:  According to Hathaway, Streep, DeNiro, and Pacino (2010) ....

In subsequent citations, list only the first author's name followed by et al., followed by the publication year.

Example:  ...the conclusion that good actors can be in terrible movies (Hathaway et al., 2010).

For more information on in-text citations, please see the Citing Sources in the Text (In-Text Citations) 6th edition on the APA Help guide.

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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  • Answered By Patrick Mullane

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