APA 7 uses the author-date system where in-text references are included in the body of your writing each time you refer to ideas or information from another source. The in-text reference includes:
- the author's family name (not given names) OR authoring body or organisation (Recognising family names of authors - Pdf)
- the year of publication
- page numbers when quoting word for word
There are two ways to present an in-text reference: Information prominent and author prominent citations.1. An information prominent in-text citation gives prominence to the information by placing the reference at the end of your sentence in brackets. For example:
Families can draw upon different strategies for raising bilingual children (Hoffman, 2014).
Hoffman (2014) identifies different strategies that families can draw upon for raising bilingual children.