Psychology: APA Manual

Why Should I Cite My Sources?

The primary reason to cite your sources is to avoid plagiarism and give proper credit to the original author or creator.  Other reasons for citing your sources:

  • Enables a reader to locate the sources you cited.
  • Demonstrates the accuracy and reliability of your information.
  • Shows the amount of research you’ve done.
  • Strengthens your work by lending outside support to your ideas.

Citing Sources

For more information about citing sources and avoiding plagiarism, please see the Document Findings Tab in our Library Research LibGuide.

APA Manual

The library owns 10 copies of the 6th edition, 2nd printing (corrected and revised) of this manual.  Nine copies are located at the Circulation Desk on the 3rd floor across from the fireplace for 1 week checkout.  One copy is located at the Reference desk and can not be checked out.

APA Style Tutorials

Supplementary material to the APA Manual

RefWorks

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For more information see our RefWorks LibGuide.

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