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APA (6th ed.) referencing guide (Online): Books with three, four or five authors

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Books with three, four or five authors

Below you will find guidance and examples of how to set out a reference to a book with three, four or five authors in the body of your work and in the reference list at the end.

In text citations

If there are three, four or five authors of a work all authors should be cited the first time. Subsequently use et al. after the first author's name.

First citation:
According to Phillips, Ajrouch and Hillcoat-Nalletamby (2010)....
...(Phillips, Ajrouch, & Hillcoat-Nalletamby, 2010).

Note: There is a comma after the second-to-last author.

Subsequent citations:
According to Phillips et al. (2010)....
...(Phillips et al., 2010).

Reference list

Last name, Initial(s)., & Last name, initial(s). (Year). Title (edition.). Place: Publisher.

Phillips, J., Ajrouch, K., & Hillcoat-Nalletamby, S. (2010). Key concepts in social gerontology. London: Sage.