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When to Include the Year When Citing in Text
Patterson (2009) found citing is fun. It could also be said that "citing is sometimes perplexing" (Patterson, 2009, p. 23). Patterson concluded that APA gets easier the more you use it. Patterson also argued that students secretly enjoy APA style rules.Once a new paragraph begins, however, this rule starts over. For help knowing how and when to cite in a paragraph, check out our information on the topic.
Want to know more about citing the same source throughout a paragraph? Check out Amber's blog post, "Citing an Author Throughout a Paragraph: Notes on a Tricky APA Shortcut."
APA Style FAQ
In addition to the information provided here, refer to page 186 in the APA Manual (Sixth Edition) for how to cite and reference nonroutine information and titles.
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