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7th ed Citations for Paraphrased Sources

Citations for Paraphrased Sources

If you paraphrase a source you need to include an in-text citation for that source using either the narrative or parenthetical citation formats. Unsure how to paraphrase? Check out the video below from Academic Support.

Page Numbers

Page numbers are not required, but you can include them.

Page Number Format
Number of Pages Format Narrative Citation Example Parenthetical Citation Example
Single page number p. 43 Thompson (2014) believes that..... (p. 23). (Thompson, 2014, p. 25)
Page range pp. 29-32 Thompson (2014) believes that..... (pp. 11-17). (Thompson, 2014, pp. 19-21)