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Therapist Assistant: Citing (APA style)

This guide will help Therapist Assistant students find research information in the OC Library collections and on the Internet.

Plagarism

See the OC Calendar 'General academic regulations and policies' on plagiarism.   "Plagiarism is the presentation of another person's work or ideas without proper or complete acknowledgement"    (Okanagan College [OC], 2013, Calendar).

Examples of plagiarisim:

  • Copying phrases, sentences, pictures, statistics, graphs, videos or other information without citing the source
  • Failing to use quotation marks to indicate copied information
  • Summarizing or paraphrasing ideas or information without citing the original source
  • Listing a source on the References page but failing to refer to the publication within the body of the assignment.

"Students are responsible for learning and applying the proper scholarly practices for acknowledging the work and ideas of others". (OC, 2013, Calendar): This student responsibility applies in all formats (print, online and others).

Use the Avoid Plagiarism Tutorial to test yourself and find out more about plagiarism.

Citing Your Research

The OC Therapist Assistant department requires use of APA style.   This style is described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association [APA] (6th ed.).

Visit OC Library's APA style guide resource page.  Use the OC Library APA style guide

TIPS:

  • Keep track of your sources as you work. Backtracking to relocate a source can be time-consuming and frustrating.
  • Learn more about academic integrity and citation in the Research, Writing and Citing guide.

Citation Management

Found a great research article and want to ensure you don't lose the citation? A citation manager allows you to manage your research articles, and organize your citations for future use. Explore some of these resources and see if one will work for you.

TIP: Citation managers are not perfect and can make mistakes. ALWAYS double check the citations created by managers against the appropriate style guide.

Need more help?

APA Tutorials

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