References in Text

3 Facts and 3 Questions in the Cafeteria

  1. They indicate the origin of a citation in the text or as a footnote (e.g.: Miller, 2010, p. 43).

  2. Some styles make a difference between quotations (s. ...) and paraphrase (cf. ...). Many styles do not make this distinction.

  3. The reference in text refers to a single source in the reference list. If you use more than one work from a person from one year, put an a, b, ... behind the year. (e.g.: Miller, 2010a, p. 43)

Details depend on the requirements of your profs. In the following we use the style APA 6. ed.


Look at slide 13-16 of the APA tutorial. Don’t forget to cite page numbers in your work!