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WRI 1100: Beers

WRI 1100:Beers

APA 7th Edition information

Watch the video below to learn how to format 5 basic resources based on the 7th Edition of the APA manual.

Watch the video below to learn about some of the changes to APA in the 7th edition.

STEP 7: Cite Your Sources

Reasons why it is important to cite your sources

  • Gives credit to authors whose works you have used, whether you quote them directly, or not
  • Indicates the quality of your sources. For example, if you cite Wikipedia, the quality of your sources would be considered low. 
  • Distinguishes your ideas from the ideas of others
  • Provides your readers with ways to find the resources you found. The works cited (a.k.a. bibliography or references) is, often, the most important part of an article or essay.
  • Avoids plagiarism
  • Shows that you respect someone's intellectual property
  • Shows that you recognize that information is not "free" for the taking.

Other resources for APA and paraphrasing

Click on the link below to access "Harvard's Principles of Paraphrasing: How to Avoid Plagiarism in Three Easy Modules" presentation.


APA Style