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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)

Recommended APA Website

Here is a great website that you may find helpful for APA citations and formatting.

Citation Guides from Writing and Learning Services

There are citation experts at Mount Royal. Here are some resources they have created and ways to contact them.

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