APA (American Psychological Association) 6th 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 in the References page (the last page). View an 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. There is an online citation builder, Noodlebib
, which you can use to create citations. You must log on through the library website in order to get free access. View this tutorial
to help you get started. Gallaudet English Center
has helpful tips on how to avoid plagiarism, verbs you can ue to introduce authors' ideas and more!