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PBHL4950: Cultural Dimensions of Health: Citing Sources

APA Manual

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Why and How to Cite

A good scholar cites the source of information whenever using another person's ideas, opinion or theory. A good scholar also provides citations for any facts, statistics, graphs, or drawings that are obtained from another source. Quotations of another person's actual spoken or written word, and paraphrases of another person's spoken or written words should also be cited.

For this course, you are asked to use the American Psychological Association (APA) style.  Please note that the 7th edition of this style was released in fall 2019.  While the 6th and 7th editions are similar, be sure that you are using the correct edition when choosing resources online.  When in doubt, use Purdue OWL (which is up to date) or check the Library's Citation Resources page.

For additional information about citing sources and avoiding plagiarism, try any or all of the following: