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Any words, ideas or images that you do not create yourself must be properly credited to avoid plagiarism.
Citing information sources acknowledges the origin of your information and it provides support and credibility to your work by showing evidence of your research.
A citation is a reference to the source of an idea, information or image. It typically includes enough identifying information, such as the author, title, date, publication format, etc.
More about citing sources.
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APA Style Guides
APA (American Psychological Association) style is used primarily in the social sciences such as Psychology and Sociology.
APA Style Citation List Handout
This handout produces by CCSF Librarians provides examples of materials and formats listed in APA style.
APA Style In-Text Citations
This handout produces by CCSF Librarians provides examples of in-text citations listed in APA style.
Purdue OWL - APA Formatting & Style Guide
This free resource produced at Purdue University provides formatting and style information based on APA sixth edition, second printing of the APA Manual. This site provides examples of various types of formats in APA style.
This is the subscription edition of NoodleBib that allows you to save projects and use other features such as outlining, note-taking, annotating, sharing of documents, and linking to a Google Doc. CCSF students must create an account for access.
What is Plagiarism?
This video discusses pagiarism including the issue of self-plagiarism and copy/paste plagiarism. It also demonstrates some strategies to avoid plagiarism.
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