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School and Society: APA CITATION DEFINED

This guide is designed to provide relevant resources and services for the "School and Society" course.


APA Style Citations

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

APA In-text and Reference Examples

Many online databases provide specific formatted citations to sources.

Click on the cite option in your search results page.

If a formatted citation is not available in a database, see below:

What sources do I need to cite/credit?

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.

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