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In the in-text citation, provide only the surname(s) along with the year. (Note: The author s full name can be included in the in-text citation in limited circumstances, such as if the author is famous or if the whole purpose of the paper is to give an in-depth discussion of an author s work.)
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The American Psychological Association's (APA) method of citation is one of the most widely used styles for writing scientific and research papers, particularly in fields like psychology, sociology, business, economics, and medicine. This style can seem intimidating, but it’s mostly a matter of dividing your paper into the right sections and following basic formatting guidelines. Give your paper a strong intro, then follow up with the methods, results, and discussion sections. Include references, an abstract, and any relevant tables or figures, and you’re good to go!
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While your instructor may have other specific formatting requirements for you to follow, here are some general guidelines for how to write an APA paper.
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Another case is when an author has changed names, such as a surname change after marriage or divorce or a name change for a transgender author. Do not change the name on a work if an author has published under different names cite the work using the name shown on the publication you read. In most cases, it is not necessary to note for the reader that two different names refer to the same person just cite each work normally.
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