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Answered By: Jeneen LaSee-Willemssen
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2016     Views: 2085

Paraphrases and summaries do not require a page number for in-text citations. Quotes that use exact words from a source do require a page number.

A reference list item for the paraphrased or summarized item needs only what is "normal" for a reference of its type. References for whole books do not include page numbers, for example. Journal, magazine and newspaper articles, on the other hand, do include the beginning and ending pages of the article in their citation.

To see how to create in-text citations for paraphrases, see our APA guide In-Text Citation page, and click the Placement tab in the first box.

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