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This guide is designed to help students learn about APA style and cite sources for their research.

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The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association provides detailed guidelines for using APA style.

The most recent edition of the manual is currently available on Reserve at the Library Help Desk.

For lists of changes found in the 6th edition of the APA manual, visit http://www.apastyle.org/manual/whats-new.aspx.

Cites & Sources is a guide to essay writing, formatting, and documenting references using APA style.

This guide can also be found on Reserve at the Library Help Desk.

About APA Style

American Psychological Association (APA) style is often used for citing research sources in the sciences and social sciences in fields such as nursing, psychology and social work. 

The 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual is the most recent and was used in the preparation of this guide:

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).  Washington, DC: Author.

 

See also the Cambrian College Library's Guide to APA Citation Style:

Avoiding Plagiarism

The body of your paper may be complete, but your work is not finished until you properly acknowledge the source of your ideas and inspirations.  You are required both to cite your references with the body of your work and to include, as an appendix, a complete list or bibliography of all the materials you have quoted, paraphrased and/or used as source material.

If you choose (intentionally or unintentionally) to deceive your readers by taking responsibility for words or ideas which are not your own, you may be charged with plagiarism.

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