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NAST 240 Administrative Support Technology Seminar: APA Citations

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Using APA

APA (American Psychological Association) 7th edition is used in the behavioral and social sciences areas.

There are formatting rules one follows when writing a research paper (margins, page numbers, titles, capitalization, etc.), creating in-text citations in the body of the paper, and writing full citations on the References page (the last page). View the APA  sample paper. Some professors may ask you to submit your papers to Turnitin, a plagiarism checking database.

You must have both the in-text citations and the References page which is a list of all sources you used for your paper. A new online citation tool is BibGuru which is based on Noodletools. Check it out! 

 
There is an online citation builder, NoodleTools, which you can use to create citations. You must log on through the library website in order to get free access. Gallaudet English Works! has writing resources. This guide helps you to select verbs to introduce paraphrases or quotes.

Why Should We Use Citations?

Why Do We Need to Cite Sources for Papers or Presentations?

  • We need to acknowledge another person's work and ideas and give him credit.
  • You have more credibility because your paper shows you reviewed, evaluated, and selected sources during the research process
  • You avoid plagiarism.
  • Your sources are easier to find. Readers can find the sources you used.

How Do You Incorporate Sources Within Your Paper or Presentation?

  • Quoting-Copy a short passage word for word, set off by quotation marks.
  • Summarizing--Restate the main ideas in your own words which is shorter than the origiinal
  • Paraphrasing--Take an idea and put it in your own words.

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