Q. How do I cite a source with multiple authors (two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and more!)?

Answer

For the reference entry, input author names in the order that they appear in the publication -- Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial.  For one or two authors, include the author name(s) in every citation
(Nelson & Smith, 2020) or (Nelson & Smith, 2020, para. 5) for a quotation.
Three or more authors include the name of only the first author plus “et al.” in every citation
(First author’s last name et al., Year) Example: (Johnson et al., 2019)


See also:

Multiple levels/tiers of government agencies http://rasmussen.libanswers.com/faq/33135

Multiple corporate authors: http://rasmussen.libanswers.com/faq/32864

  • Last Updated Jun 24, 2020
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  • Answered By Cassie Sampson, Education & General Education Librarian

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