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Hi - If I'm simply referring to a study by several authors, would I say in my essay..."According to Jones, Smith and Rees..."..or would I say, "According to Jones et al.?" I'm fine with the referencing part, just not sure how I would address a multiple author study, in my actual essay? Many thanks
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Are you using APA?

" A citation with multiple authors should use “et al.”
For citations with only two authors, you should always include both authors’ names.
For citations with three to five authors:
- The first use of a citation should include all authors’ surnames – e.g., Smith, Williams, and
O’Reilly (1987)
- The second and all subsequent uses should name the first author then use “et al.” instead of
the other authors’ surnames – e.g., Smith et al. (1987)
For citations with six or more authors, cite only the first author followed by “et al.” and the year for the
first and subsequent citations."


https://library.aru.ac.uk/referencin...dition)%20.pdf
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