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Unformatted text preview: Purdue University Writing Lab Documenting Sources: Using APA Format A workshop brought to you by the Purdue University Writing Lab Purdue University Writing Lab Why Use APA Format? o Allows readers to cross-reference your sources easily u Provides consistent format within a discipline u Gives you credibility as a writer u Protects yourself from plagiarism Purdue University Writing Lab Cross-Referencing Your Sources Cross-referencing allows readers to locate the publication information of source material. This is of great value for researchers who may want to locate your sources for their own research projects. Purdue University Writing Lab Using a Consistent Format Using a consistent format helps your reader understand your arguments and the sources theyre built on. It also helps you keep track of your sources as you build arguments. Purdue University Writing Lab Establishing Credibility The proper use of APA style shows the credibility of writers; such writers show accountability to their source material. Purdue University Writing Lab Avoiding Plagiarism Proper citation of your sources in APA style can help you avoid plagiarism, which is a serious offense. It may result in anything from failure of the assignment to expulsion from school. Purdue University Writing Lab Where Do I Find APA Format? o Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association , 5th ed. o www.apastyle.org o Composition textbooks o OWL website: owl.english.purdue.edu o Writing Lab Grammar Hotline: 494-3723 Purdue University Writing Lab Title Page o Papers in APA style require a title page. o The running head will be used as the header for the whole paper....
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