Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Nov 09, 2015     Views: 81

Example of In-Text Citation for Multiple Resources by the Same Author, Published in the Same Year:

Several articles (Riggs, 1999a, 1999b, 1999c; Riggs & Zhang, 1999; Zhang, in press) address library issues in the new millennium.

Example of a Bibliography Entry for Multiple Resources by the Same Author, Published in the Same Year:  

The three articles by Don Riggs published in 1999 are arranged alphabetically by article title, and the letters a, b, and c are added to the date. For the other article by Riggs and Zhang published in 1999 is arranged alphabetically by the two authors' names so no letter is added after the year of publication. See also the APA Blog posting on this topic.

       Riggs, D. E. (1999a). Academic library leadership: Observations and 
                 questions. College and Research Libraries, 60(1), 6-8.                  

Riggs, D. E. (1999b). Faculty status for librarians: Force-fitting
          into an inappropriate mold or not? College and Research Libraries,
         
60(4), 305-306.

Riggs, D. E. (1999c). Research: Value, methods, and publishing. College
          and Research Libraries,
60(3), 208-209.

Riggs, D. E., & Zhang, S. L. (1999). Human implications of technology's
          impact on the content of library science journals. Library Trends, 47(4), 
          788-795.

Zhang, S. L. (in press). Human implications of technology's impact on the content of
           library science journals in the 21st century. Library Trends.

This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to two resources by the same author, published in the same year in APA style for your class assignments and projects.

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