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APA 6th Edition - University of Lincoln

Referencing system for Psychology

Book with three to five authors

NOTE: Although the first in-text citation for a work with three to five authors/editors includes all of the names of the authors/editors, subsequent citations include only the first author's/editor's surname, followed by ‘et al.’ and the year.


In-text citation (Paraphrase)

(Greig, Taylor & MacKay, 2013)

NOTE: A subsequent citation would appear as (Greig et al., 2013)


In-text citation (Quotation)

(Greig et al., 2013, p. 57)


Reference List

You need to name all the authors in the order they appear on the title page of the book.


Greig, A., Taylor, J., & MacKay, T. (2013). Doing research with children: A practical guide.

London: Sage.



Author Surname, Initial(s)., Author Surname, Initial(s)., & Author Surname, Initial(s). (Year).

Book title: Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher.


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