APA Style is a citation format created by the American Psychological Association. It is used for psychology and many other subjects, including education, nursing, nutrition, business, and much more. Your instructor will tell you if your class requires APA format.
What Are Citation Formats?
Citation formats are rules and guidelines that make writing styles uniform within a specific work or publication. They cover the following:
There are many citation formats. Some of the more commonly used ones are MLA format, APA format and Chicago format.
Why Cite Sources?
There are several reasons why you would want to cite your sources...
What Is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is giving the impression that you wrote or thought something that you borrowed from someone else.
How Can You Avoid Plagiarism? Cite your sources using a citation format.
What Must Be Cited?
Material Is Probably Common Knowledge If...
From: The Online Writing Lab. Purdue University
Frequently Used Formats
How do you know which format to use? Your instructor will let you know which format is required for your class and assignments.
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