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APA Style 7th Edition

Secondary Source

Work Discussed in a Secondary Source


Author Last Name, A. A., & Author Last Name, B. B. (Year of Publication). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume

     number(issue number), pages.


Source Type Reference List In-Text Citations

(Parenthetical &Narrative)

Secondary Source

Coltheart, M., Curtis, B., Atkins, P., & Haller, M. (1993).

     Models of reading aloud: Dual-route and parallel

     distributed-processing approaches. Psychological

     Review, 100, 589-608.


Note: Give the secondary source in the references list. In the text, name the original work, and give a citation for the secondary source. For example, if Seidenberg and McClelland's work is cited in Coltheart et al. and you did not read the original work, list the Coltheart et al. reference in the References.

In Seidenberg and McClelland's (1989, as cited in Coltheart et al., 1993) study ...


…as was found (Seidenberg and McClelland, 1989, as cited in Coltheart et al., 1993).