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PLAN 625: eResearch Guide: Writing and citing

Citing your work

There are a few points to make about citing:

  • That you cite EVERY idea, concept, map, chart, table, illustration, etc., that did not originate with you.
  • That you cite properly, correctly, and accurately, in accordance to the citation style.
  • If you have a question on whether or not to cite, then cite.
  • If you have a question regarding the style or format of the citation, then refer to the manual.

For APA style the title of the manual is Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. This item is only available in print, however, there are a few reliable online resources that students have found helpful:

Resources for writing

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