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Preventing Plagiarism: Academic Honesty: APA Tips

The goal of this guide is to help you understand plagiarism, suggest steps to avoid it, and shows the importance of giving credit by citing sources when quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing from sources used.

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APA Format and Citations: Sixth (6th) Edition

WHERE IN PAPER DO I NEED TO CITE?

When you paraphrase, summarize, quote, or use (take) information from other sources, you need to provide an in-text citation (parenthetical reference) and list the complete citation in the Reference page (work cited or bibliography page) 

Tip: Take notes and identify important information from the sources for your bibliography and in-text citations.

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To Quote

In the text or body of your writing: use quotation marks (") around quoted text; provide in-text citation (parenthetical reference) which is the author's last name, year of publication and page number of quoted material.  

Example of APA in-text citation for a quote

Plagiarism has become such a serious issue on college campuses thatlibrarians at all levels, including secondary school, echoed this sentiment and were confounded that students have not learned the importance of citing the work of others (Madray, 2008, p.120).

In addition, you need to provide the full citation (reference) of the quoted material on your Reference (work cited or bibliography page) 

Example of APA Reference page (Bibliography or Work Cited Page)

Reference

Madray, A. (2008). The anatomy of a plagiarism initiative:

One library's campus collaboration.

Public Services Quarterly, 4(2),111-125.

To Paraphrase or Summarize

Example of an APA in-text citation for paraphrasing or summarizing

Librarians and  teachers at colleges and high schools have recognized that students inability to cite sources contributes to plagiarism (Madray, 2008).


In addition, you need to provide the full citation (reference) to your paraphrased text on your Reference (work cited or bibliography page)

Example of APA Reference page for paraphrasing or summarizing  (Bibliography or Work Cited Page)

Reference

Madray, A. (2008). The anatomy of a plagiarism initiative:

               One library's campus collaboration.

               Public Services Quarterly, 4(2),111-125.

Note: The full citation on the Refernce page will be the same for the quoted or paraphrased materials.

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