Q. How do you use et al. correctly?
Et al. is used when citing a source by three or more authors.
Look for examples of how to use et al. correctly on the APA Help Guide.
- First, click on the References and In-text Citation Examples tab
- Then click on the drop down arrow by Books to see examples for three to seven authors or eight or more authors.
Helpful hint: In et al., et should not be followed by a period, but al. should be followed by a period.
The Purdue Owl Writing Lab has some examples on their website, too.
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