How To Source - SOURCING INFORMATION Writing formats for...

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SOURCING INFORMATION Writing formats for citations all have a common purpose. They use some kind of marker in the text that points the reader to the source of the information. This gives the original source of information credit, allows the reader to evaluate the credibility of your information, and makes it possible for a reader to do more in-depth research of your topic. Required Citation Guideline: APA While there are many citation formats including APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago Style, and MLA (Modern Languages Association Style), we will focus on APA. APA (American Psychological Association). APA is used by many of the behavioral sciences and is an academic style. It uses in-text parenthetical citations, which correspond to entries in the reference section at the end of the paper. The library has copies of the APA style manual that is the definitive and comprehensive source. A summary of APA format guidelines can be found from links on our library website ( http://main.gvsu.edu/library/research_inst/?id=83C22D48-B54F-00E7- 28B00BD7861B5A16 What Needs to be Sourced You must source all information you obtain from a primary or secondary source, whether or not you quote it directly. Failure to do this is known as plagiarism, which is the
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