At the point in your text where you refer to or use another person's work or ideas, such as paraphrasing, summarising or using direct quotes, you need to provide an in-text reference. The in-text reference includes the name of the author(s), the year of publication.
The in-text reference serves as a short reference to the full citation which is provided in the reference list at the end of your text.
Some things to remember about formatting
The author and date are needed for the in-text citations
If there are Three or more authors, use only the surname of the first author et al., and the year:
... for all learning (Mussen et al., 2015).
For a corporate author who is well known by their shortened name, use their name in full for the first citation and place the abbreviation in square brackets:The research shows ... (Taranaki District Health Board [TDHB], 2016).
It is considered ... (TDHB, 2016).
Your in text citation for direct quotations should include author, date, and page numbers.
A short quote (fewer than 40 of the author's exact words) is enclosed in double quotation marks.
"Complexity is also measured in terms of the knowledge an organisation needs to have about its environment" (Robbins, 2000, p.31).
In the following example, involving the same quote as above, the author's surname is part of the sentence, so it is not placed in the brackets. The year of publication and page number are added in brackets immediately after the author's surname. Only the author's exact words are enclosed in double quotation marks.
Robbins (2000, p. 31) states that complexity can also be "measured in terms of the knowledge an organisation needs to have about its environment".
A long quote (more than 40 of the author's exact words) should begin on a new line and all lines of the quote indented 5 spaces. Double quotation marks are not used. Use a colon at the end of the sentence immediately before the quote:
Data measurement and collection procedures must be rigorous in order to increase the likelihood of obtaining valid and reliable information. Indicators such as the change in the number of hotel rooms or employees directly employed in tourism are relatively easy to collect, although the difficulty in compiling an accurate and comprehensive database increases as the destination becomes larger (Palmer, 1992, p. 123).
Use 3 dots within a quote to indicate that you have omitted words from the original source, e.g. "Some Māori health providers also work with rongoā ... Rongoā is practised by tohunga" (Scott, Webb, & Kostelnick, 2018).
When quotations are complete sentences
|When citing multiple works|
When you are citing more than one work, you can either place all the authors in parentheses or include them as part of the sentence.
When using parentheses:
When including them as part of your sentence:
See chapter 8 of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).