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SOC 120 (Williams)

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What is a Scholarly Article?

Scholarly (or Academic or Peer-Reviewed) Articles are:

  • Written by experts in a subject who share original research
  • Published in a scholarly journal
  • Use technical language 
  • Use many in-text citations
  • Include lengthy references
  • Often include tables, charts, and graphs

Learn how to distinguish between popular and scholarly articles: Is it a Magazine or Scholarly Journal?

Consult the Official APA Style Guide

APA Style Guide

Annotated Bibliography

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Cite Multiple Authors in APA

APA In-Text Citations

3 or more authors

  • List et al. after first author: (Brown et al., 2020)

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Three to Twenty Authors

  • List all of the authors (up to 20 names). 

More Than Twenty Authors

  • List the first 19 authors then an ellipsis ( . . . ) and final author.  

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