Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: May 01, 2019     Views: 1559

When you want to cite a specific part of a resource in-text in APA style, cite the specific page, chapter, figure, table, or equation at the appropriate point in your text. Note that p. is used for page, but words like Chapter are not abbreviated. See APA p. 179, 6.19 for additional information. For example:

(Allen, 2010, p. 12)
(Benlemlih, 2017, Table 1)  
(Tally, 2014, Chapter 4)

When a citation appears in a parenthetical comment, use commas to set off the date. See APA (6th ed.), p. 179 for additional information. For example:

(see Table 2 of TRAFFIC's Ivory Markets in Central Africa, 2017, for complete data)
(see Figure 1 of Brusoni & Vaccaro, 2017, for complete flow chart)

More information: 

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (Campus) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online) for assistance with citing a specific part of a resource in-text in APA Style.

This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to a part of a source in your class assignments and projects.


Allen, T. (2010). Intelligence in the American Civil War. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Benlemlih, M. (2017). Corporate social responsibility and firm debt maturity. Journal Of Business Ethics, 144(3), 491-517. doi:10.1007/s10551-015-2856-1

Brusoni, S., & Vaccaro, A. (2017). Ethics, Technology and Organizational Innovation. Journal Of Business Ethics, 143(2), 223-226. doi:10.1007/s10551-016-3061-6

Tally, R. T. (2014). Fredric Jameson : The project of dialectical criticism. London: Pluto Press. 

TRAFFIC. (2017). Ivory markets in Central Africa – market surveys in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Gabon: 2007, 2009, 2014/2015. Retrieved from

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