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.
For more information about citing sources and avoiding plagiarism, please see the Document Findings Tab in our Library Research LibGuide.
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
Call Number: Permanent Reserve BF76.7 .P83
-style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and justice administration. In addition to providing clear guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style, the Publication Manual offers an authoritative and easy-to-use reference and citation system and comprehensive coverage of the treatment of numbers, metrication, statistical and mathematical data, tables, and figures for use in writing, reports, or presentations.
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.
Supplementary material to the APA Manual
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