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Citing Your Sources

Writing a research paper involves building your argument using existing literature pertaining to your topic. You must cite your sources and acknowledge the ideas of others used in your paper to avoid plagiarism. The following guides explain the reasons why you should document your research, when you should cite, and how to provide citations.

For instructions on providing in-text citations using APA style, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  [REF LB 2369 A62X 2010]