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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.

Why You Should 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.

APA Style Resources

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.