The official APA Style website from the American Psychological Association
The APA Style Blog is run by experts from the American Psychological Association. It is considered an official resource to go along with the APA Publication Manual.
Online APA formatting and style guide, with citation and reference examples
"It's important to cite sources you used in your research for several reasons:
You must cite:
When in doubt, be safe and cite your source!
Plagiarism occurs when you borrow another's words (or ideas) and do not acknowledge that you have done so. In this culture, we consider our words and ideas intellectual property; like a car or any other possession, we believe our words belong to us and cannot be used without our permission.
Plagiarism is a very serious offense. If it is found that you have plagiarized -- deliberately or inadvertently -- you may face serious consequences. In some instances, plagiarism has meant that students have had to leave the institutions [universities] where they were studying.
The best way to avoid plagiarism is to cite your sources - both within the body of your paper and in a bibliography of sources you used at the end of your paper."
MIT Libraries.(n.d.) Citing Sources: Overview. Retrieved from https://libguides.mit.edu/citing
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