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Educational Studies: How to Cite (APA)

Education - Any process, either formal or informal, that shapes the potential of a maturing organism. The Columbia Encyclopedia

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Writing and Citation Style

"The purpose of a research paper is to synthesize previous research and scholarship with your ideas on the subject. Therefore, you should feel free to use other persons' words, facts, and thoughts in your research paper, but the material you borrow must not be presented as if it were your own creation." (MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed., p.55)

There are quite a few different writing styles and ways to cite sources. The style usually depends on the academic discipline involved. Check with your professor to make sure you use the style they require. Whatever style you choose, BE CONSISTENT!

APA-style tools

The current edition of the APA Publication Manual is kept at the Reference desk

APA-style examples

For specific details and examples on citing sources within a paper and on creating a Works Cited page, mouseover the "How to cite (APA)" tab above and choose the appropriate subpage

Additional help

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