APA Style is widely used by students, researchers, and professionals in the social and
behavioral sciences. The Seekrot APA Citation Generator automatically generates accurate
references and in-text citations for free.
This citation guide outlines the most important citation guidelines from the 7th edition APA Publication Manual (2020). We also offer a 6th edition guide.
APA in-text citations include the author’s last name, publication date, and, if
relevant, a locator such as a page number or timestamp. For example (Smith,
2021, p. 170). See it as a shorter version of the entry in the reference list.
You should include in-text citations every time you’re quoting or paraphrasing someone else’s ideas or words. In doing so, you give credit to the original author and avoid plagiarism.
The in-text citation can take two forms: parenthetical and narrative. Both types
are generated automatically when citing a source with Seekrot’s APA Citation
Parenthetical citation: According to new research … (Smith, 2020).
Narrative citation: Smith (2020) notes that …
The in-text citation changes slightly when a source has multiple authors or an organization as an author. Pay attention to punctuation and the use of the ampersand (&) symbol.
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Yes, after creating your citations you can download your reference list to Word. Simply
click on download > Microsoft Word (.docx) in the menu above your reference list.
To save you some time, the downloaded file is already set up in APA or MLA format, depending on which citation style you used.
A citation generator is an easy tool that helps you cite sources in a specific citation
You fill in the forms with information about a source, such as the author(s), title, and publication date. The tool then creates an accurate reference and in-text citation that you can use to give credit to the original author.
If information about a source is missing or unknown, and our explanatory tooltips (?)
cannot help you, you can either check the ‘unknown’ checkbox (if available) or simply
skip the input field.
The citation will still be generated with the information you have provided.
More information and examples
The Seekrot Citation Generator currently supports the following citation styles, and
we’re working hard on supporting more styles in the future.
APA (6th edition and 7th edition)
MLA (8th edition)
Seekrot uses industry-standard citation styles from the Citation Styles Language project.