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HED 602 (Online): Research and Technology in Health Education

This guide is created to support students in this class to “learn different research methods and analyze and critique existing research. Study issues in assessment and evaluation. "

Why Cite?

By citing, you are letting your readers, including your professors, know where you got your information, ideas, or thoughts from and, at the same time, you are crediting the author for the original information.

Anatomy of a Citation

"A "citation" is the way you tell your readers that certain material in your work came from another source. It also gives your readers the information necessary to find that source again,"(http://www.plagiarism.org/citing-sources/whats-a-citation)

Basic elements of a Citation for an Article

  • Author
  • Date of Publication (date article was published)
  • Title of the article
  • Title of the the Journal (name of the source or publication)
  • Volume #, Issue # (not present all the time), Year (date published), and page numbers

This is an example for a journal article in APA format

Example: To cite an Article

Author: last name, initial of first name.(Date). (Date article was published enclosed in parentheses followed by a period) Title of Article (followed by a period) Journal (Title of Journal (that is the Source in italics), Volume, Issue, and Pages.

Basic elements of a Citation for a Book

  • Author
  • Title of the article
  • Title of the the Source (journal, newspaper, magazine or trade publication)
  • Volume #, Issue # (not present all the time), Year (date published), and page numbers ask Emilia

Basic elements of a Citation for a Website

  • Author
  • Title of the article
  • Title of the the Source (journal, newspaper, magazine or trade publication)
  • Volume #, Issue # (not present all the time), Year (date published), and page numbers ask Emilia

 For more information on APA Citation Click here   and select Select APA.