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APA at Laboure faculty

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by Anicia Kuchesky

Introduction

Scholars writing in the sciences and social sciences typically use in-text citations, while humanities scholars utilize endnotes/footnotes. The integrity of scholarship demands that you not take credit for things that are not yours, which is why we cite sources. This overview will help you learn more about APA and how to properly cite.

  1. Someone else’s words (e.g., quotations) Someone else’s ideas (e.g., paraphrases) Someone else’s illustrations (e.g., images, photographs)
    • Someone else’s words (e.g., quotations)

    • Someone else’s ideas (e.g., paraphrases)

    • Someone else’s illustrations (e.g., images, photographs)

    • Someone else’s data (e.g., statistics)

  2. In-Text Citation Purpose: Include an in-text citation when you refer to, summarize, paraphrase, or quote from another source.
    • In-Text Citation Purpose:

    • Include an in-text citation when you refer to, summarize, paraphrase, or quote from another source.

    • An in-text citation is the brief form of the reference that you include in the body of your work. It gives enough information to uniquely identify the source in your reference list.

  3. Reference(s) page: The Reference list provides information for readers who may want to access the sources you cite in your paper. The Reference page is located at the end of your paper. Start a new page and title your list Reference(s)--plural if you have more than one source.
    • Reference(s) page:

    • The Reference list provides information for readers who may want to access the sources you cite in your paper.

    • The Reference page is located at the end of your paper. Start a new page and title your list Reference(s)--plural if you have more than one source.

    • List in alphabetical order all the sources that you have cited in the paper.

  4. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition (2020) is the authoritative manual for writers, researchers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields. OWL @ Purdue website this online resource provides in-depth examples of APA formatting. Need help making sense of all this? Contact YOUR Labouré Library: 617-322-3584. We're here to help!
    • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition (2020) is the authoritative manual for writers, researchers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields.

    • OWL @ Purdue website this online resource provides in-depth examples of APA formatting.

    • Need help making sense of all this? Contact YOUR Labouré Library: 617-322-3584. We're here to help!

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Anicia Kuchesky

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