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blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2011/11/the-proper-use-of-et-al-in-apa-style.html

Nov 3, 2011 ... by Chelsea Lee. Academic writing is full of little conventions that may seem opaque to the uninitiated. One of these is the Latin phrase et al., an abbreviation meaning “and others.” It is used to shorten lists of author names in text citations to make repeated referencing shorter and simpler. Note that et al. is ...

grammarist.com/usage/et-al

Jun 21, 2011 ... Et al.is an abbreviation of the Latin loanphrase et alii, meaning and others. It is similar to etc. (short for et cetera, meaning and the rest), but whereas etc. applies to things, et al. applies to people. Et al. does not need to be italicized in normal use. It does take a period after the second word, even when it falls ...

www.wikihow.com/Use-Et-Al

Apr 4, 2017 ... How to Use Et Al. Latin abbreviations, like etc. and et al. are used frequently and often incorrectly. Et al. means "and others", and abbreviates people in a list, while etc. can be used to abbreviate almost anything. http://www.gingerso...

academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/citations/etal

Using et al. With three, four, and five authors, you will cite all of the authors at first mention. Each subsequent mention you will abbreviate to just the first surname followed by et al. For example, the first time Rasmussen, Hopkins, and Fitzpatrick (2004) is used, the source is cited like this: In research-based development ...

www.businesswritingblog.com/business_writing/2009/11/dear-john-et-al.html

Nov 10, 2009 ... Sorry, Doug. I am voting no--for several reasons: Many people do not know the meaning of et al., so using it will confuse readers. Dear and hello are warm, positive words. Et al., the abbreviation of et alii, is about as friendly as a flu shot. They don't fit well together. The use of et al. is not standard in greetings ...

www.scribendi.com/advice/how_to_use_et_al.en.html

Clueless about how to use et al. in your paper? No need to fear. This handy guide will have you "rollin' with the homies" and citing like a pro in no time. Before we get into the nitty-gritty details, it helps to first understand the literal meaning of the phrase. That way, you'll know exactly what you're saying when you use the term.

owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/03

Dec 2, 2014 ... Use the word "and" between the authors' names within the text and use the ampersand in the parentheses. (Kernis, Cornell, Sun, Berry, & Harlow, 1993). In subsequent citations, only use the first author's last name followed by "et al." in the signal phrase or in parentheses. (Kernis et al., 1993). In et al., et ...

www.e-education.psu.edu/styleforstudents/c3_p28.html

It is important to use these abbreviations literally and to punctuate them correctly. Many writers confuse "e.g." and "i.e.," and many type "et al." improperly or do not properly recognize what words it represents. The abbreviation "e.g." is from the Latin exempli gratia and means, literally, "for example." Periods come after each  ...

www.academiccoachingandwriting.org/academic-writing/academic-writing-blog/vi-using-apa-style-in-academic-writing-et-al

Jan 19, 2015 ... Et al. comes into play in references to works with three or more authors. When a work has two authors, both names are used every time the work is cited. When a work has three, four, or five authors, use all the names the first time the work is cited; in subsequent citations, use the first author's name plus et al.