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SPCOM 193: Citing your sources

Citing your sources

Correctly following a citation style for your assignment helps your audience understand your use of information and communicates professionalism and competence in your academic field. 

For Dr. De Roover's section of SPCOM193:

They have requested that you follow the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style. The Writing and Communication Centre has a number of style guides that will help you ensure that your assignment is formatted correctly, and a great starting point is their APA style guide.

To help you further understand the fundamentals of citing sources with APA, the Library has created the following short course on APA.

For Dr. Reddock's section of SPCOM193:

They have requested that you follow the Council of Science Editors (CSE) citation style. An excellent resource to consult when creating your citations is the CSE Name - Year Citation Style Guide created by McGill University.

 

Citation management software

Citation management software saves time by allowing you to:

  • search and export citations from library databases and catalogues
  • format them in the citation style of your choice
  • organize, edit and annotate citations you have collected
  • insert in-text citations, footnotes and bibliographies into your Word document
  • share your citations and collaborate with colleagues

The Library has created the following guide on getting started with citation management software.