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.
APA (American Psychological Association) style is used primarily in the social sciences such as Psychology and Sociology.
This video discusses plagiarism including the issue of self-plagiarism and copy/paste plagiarism. It also demonstrates some strategies to avoid plagiarism.
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MLA Handbook, 8th Edition