The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association provides detailed guidelines for using APA style. The most recent edition of the APA Publication Manual is kept at the Reference Desk at Alemany Library. There are two copies at the reference desk and one copy on reserve.
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
BF76.7 .P83 2010
Additional information on APA style may be found on the Citation Guide Examples tab and at these websites:
When adding a title that is in a foreign languge, follow these basic rules regardless of citation style:
For German, capitalize the first word and all nouns.
For French, capitalize THROUGH the first noun in the title.
For Italian and other languages, capitalize just the first word.
(NOTE: Always capitalize all proper nouns.)
You need to cite whenever you use an idea, thought or quotation from someone else or another source. Cite when you:
Whenever you use an idea, thought or quote from someone else or another source, you must give credit for the idea to the original author. If you do not give credit, you will be committing plagiarism, a serious offense in any academic community. The reader of your paper will think, incorrectly, that you have come up with that creative, original idea yourself. To ensure copyright give credit and let the reader know the source of your thoughts and research.
If you, or your readers, want to go back and read any of the sources that you used for your paper, a proper citation gives everyone all the information to find the articles, books, and websites that you used.
Good citations give you credibility. A reader can look at your bibliography and see what sources you used and where you found them. Citations tell the reader that you did your research and put time into your paper, making you more believable.
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