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If I'm using the APA Style rules, when should I use et al.?

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"Et al." can be used in an in-text citation to a work by three to five authors after the first full citation (American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 175), and in all citations and the reference to a work by six or more authors (p. 175). For a detailed explanation, please see "The Proper Use of Et Al. in APA Style" from the APA Style Blog.


American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. 

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