Q. I have the same Author and Date for 2 different sources, how do I cite them in-text?

Answer

In APA, if you have the same author and the same date for two different sources:

  • Add a letter to the year.
  • The letter corresponds to the order they are on the Reference page.
  • They will go in alphabetical order on the Reference page by the title of the source

Example:

Mastin, L. (2018a). Ancient Greece Homer. Classical Literature. Retrieved from website address.

Mastin, L. (2018b). Timeline. Classical Literature. Retrieved from website address.

In-text citation:

Ancient Greece information will be (Mastin, 2018a)

Timeline information will be (Mastin, 2018b).

Here's an online article about this:

Find other information on the APA Help guide.

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Comments (2)

  1. If there is no date, does it look like this?
    (Mastin, n.d.a).
    (Mastin, n.d.b).
    by Ericha M Londos-Cook on Sep 22, 2017.
  2. Yes, if you use two articles by the same author and both articles do not have a date, then the example you provided is correct.

    Please let us know if you have any further questions!
    by Patrick Mullane on Sep 25, 2017.

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