In APA Style, there are two elements needed to properly cite each of your sources:
The reference list entry - information about the article that appears at the end of your paper in the list of references
The in-text citation - brief information that appears in the body of your paper to indicate a direct quote or paraphrase.
Several of the examples in this guide were drawn from the APA Manual (6th ed.).
Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the APA Manual (6th ed.).
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