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HED 602: Research and Technology in Health Education (Thornburg): APA Citation

This guide is designed to help you find research articles using your Library Databases, Google Scholar and other related information for your topics.

APA Style Citations

To use when studying the social sciences, behavioral sciences, and many other sciences.

What Sources Do I Need to Cite?

Books, periodicals, pamphlets, charts, statistics, maps, interviews, television, radio, Internet, online databases, and many other types of material. When credit is properly attributed, you reduce the chance of plagiarizing.

Do I Need to Cite Every Source?

It is not imperative to cite factual, well-documented information (e.g., John F. Kennedy was the President of the United States). However, quotations, statistics, images, and artwork taken from, e.g., books, periodicals, and the Internet, should be cited.

Note: When in doubt, CITE.

Select APA Websites with Examples

Select Websites with Examples

Citation Builder Tools

Citation Builder Tools

Use a citation builder tool to quickly and easily build your References page.  Record your sources as your find them.

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  • Be careful if importing a citation--format capitalization is exact

Citation from a Database

Many online databases provide specific formatted citations to sources.

Click on the cite option in your search results page.

Harvard University APA Tutorial

APA Tutorial

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Subject Guide

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