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Health Care Assistant: Citation

This guide will help students with Health Care Assistant research in the OC Library collection and on the Internet.

APA Citation

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.

Consult the print version of the APA style manual in your campus library's Reference Collection for more in-depth information:
BF 76.7 .P83 2009

Other Online APA Sources

 

OC's APA Citation Style Guide & Handout

APA Style Home Page

Learning APA Style from APA (includes FAQs and a Free Tutorial on the Basics of APA Style)

APA Citation Guide & Many Examples - High Point University Libraries
APA Style Guide from Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

 

APA Tutorials (online)

  • APA Tutorial: Test Your Knowledge - Interactive APA Tutorial from the University of Southern Mississippi 
  • APA Tutorials - From the American Psychological Association. Information and tutorials for beginners to those wanting to see what has recently been updated.

The APA manual is the official style guides published by the American Psychological Association. Copies of the manual are available in the Library and the Bookstore. APA is the reference system for psychology, business, and health disciplines.

In-text Citation (Generic Example)

Reference List Citation (Generic Example)

(Author(s), date) Surname, first initial. (date). Title. Source Title. Publication specific details.

Have you seen the online APA Citation tutorial?

OC Library APA Style Guide

APA Guide to Electronic References

  • Short guide to APA citation
  • Common examples & basic citation rules
  • Follows 2009 APA Publication Manual, 6th ed., 2nd printing
PDF version
  • Guide to citing electronic resources in APA. 
  • Available for personal use, not to be distributed.
 
PDF version

APA uses an author-date citation format (ie. Smith, 2010)

Regardless of the resource you are citing, you will likely need an author, date, title, source, and specific format information (such as a volume number, page numbers, a URL, publisher, etc.).

The information required for your citation will depend on what you are citing (book, journal article, report, etc.) and the format (print, online).

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Plagarism

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

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 or Works Cited page but failing to refer to the publication within the body of the assignment.

 

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