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What You Need to Know About Citation

Citation is stating where you got your information.

The reasons you cite:

  • To give credit where credit is due – to avoid plagiarizing
  • To give information about a source so people (i.e. your instructor) can find it

You need to cite:

  • In the paper (in-text citations)
  • At the end (reference list)

APA Guides and Resources

The following APA resources will help you cite in-text, create a reference list, and format your paper.

These guides should answer most of your questions, but additional resources are available. 

More Resources for APA Style

Citation Management

There are two citation management tools you may consider using to organize your research:

Take a close look at them both and decide which one would work best for your research projects.

Citation Resources from Student Learning Services

  • Cite Sources: Learn the correct way to cite sources by using these guides, tutorials, and videos.
  • Referencing Webinars: APA & MLA. Referencing Webinars are 75 minutes long.  Registration is required.
  • Online Appointments: Personalized online 30-minute appointments with a Learning Strategist.
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