Q. When using APA style, when do I need to use page numbers in citations?
In APA, use a page number for:
- In-text citations when citing a direct quote of the source material.
- When paraphrasing material, a page number is not required.
To see examples of the difference between direct quote and paraphrasing in-text citations:
- See the Sample Paper on the APA Help guide
- As well as the examples on the Reference & In-text Citation Examples.
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