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NBUS 217 Fundamentals of Management: APA Citations

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Using APA

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

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 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, BibGuru (see link below), which you can use to create citations.. Gallaudet English Center has helpful tips on how to avoid plagiarism, verbs you can ue to introduce authors' ideas, and more!

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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