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CFS 493 Professional Development: Avoiding Plagiarism & Citing Sources

APA Citation Basics for Journal Articles & Books

The primary point of a citation is to enable your reader to easily find your source. Every source referred to in the text of your paper should appear in the reference list. 

Journal Article

Author, A. & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of article: The subtitle. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), pages x-y.

Journal Article with DOI*

Author, A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. (Year). Title of article: The subtitle. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), pages. http://dx.doi.org/xx.xxx/yyyyy 

Book Chapter

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.

*A DOI is a unique number assigned to an individual electronic item, such as an online journal article. 

Online help with APA Citations

Citation Generators in PsycINFO & Google Schoalr

Tools like PsycINFO and Google Scholar also provide you with APA formatted references. In PsycINFO, select the items you want citations for, then click "Cite" in the upper toolbar. In Google Scholar, click "Cite" for the individual article in the results list: 

Plagiarism Video

Published on Jan 22, 2013, staff and students at York St John University talk about what constitutes plagiarism, how to avoid it and what is expected in regards to good academic writing. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ptHIA5bMnio

APA Publication Manual

Complete instructions on citing and useful information on writing style and content can be found in the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Society. We have multiple copies in the Library in reference and on reserve; it's also worth considering buying your own if you are in the social sciences.