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Human Service Work-LibGuide-Winter2021

APA Citation Style

APA 7th Edition Resources

Reference System for Psychology, Business, Health and Social Sciences. 
About APA Style 
The style manual from the American Psychological Association (APA manual) uses an author-date citation format. When citing sources in APA, 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 elements of the citation will depend on what you are citing (book, journal article, report, etc.) and the format (print, online).

APA Citation Guide (Interactive online guide created by OC librarians)
Based on the Publication Manual of the Psychological Association (7th ed.) (BF 76.7 .P83 2019)

APA Citation Guide PDF (Updated for the 7th edition. Short PDF guide created by OC librarians) 

Other Online APA Sources

APA 6th edition resources (Superseded by the 7th edition of the APA Manual)

Avoiding Plagiarism

Avoid the plagiarism trap!  Papers submitted to courses at Okanagan College require proper citing of resources used in the research process. In this course you will use the APA Style (American Psychological Association).

At the Okanagan College Library webpage you will find links to Citation Guides (APA, Chicago, MLA). 

NB. Most databases have built-in citation style aids for each resource, Often the format is not correct, but they do offer a good start for creating a proper citation. You are responsible for checking for these citations for accuracy.   

Okanagan College's Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial by Lindsay Willson, Business Librarian, is full of quizzes, entertaining videos, and tips that will help you develop the skills necessary to avoid plagiarism.   

Plagiarism Tutorials

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