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APA 6th and 7th Edition

The intention behind providing a page or paragraph number in an in-text citation is to direct your reader to the specific location within a resource of the quoted or paraphrased text (e.g., (Lastname, year, p. X). If you are working with a source that doesn't have page or paragraph numbers, consider how you can direct your reader via your in-text citation to the location of the information within the resource, such as providing a chapter title and section heading or a table number. Please see How to Cite Part of a Work from the archived 6th edition APA Style Blog for some suggestions, or see Citing Specific Parts of a Source (APA Style) if you're using the 7th edition rules. For example references with citations, please see How Do I Reference a Book in APA Style? or How Do I Reference a Chapter of an Edited Book in APA Style?.