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Respiratory Care

Citing Your Sources

When using any outside materials in your papers or research assignments, you will need to cite your sources. This gives credit to the original authors of your sources, allows your reader to locate more information if they are interested, and allows you to avoid plagiarism.

Most citation styles will have an in-text citation which is a shortened citation in the body of your paper. Some styles may use footnotes for this instead. These in-text citations or footnotes will directly correspond to a full reference to the source you used at the end of the paper in a list. This list can be called a references list, a bibliography, or a works cited list, depending on the style.

APA Resources

APA is one of the primary citation styles used in the health sciences. APA stands for American Psychological Association, and their style guide is the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association.

The Library has print copies of this book.

The following online resources are available to help you correctly create in-text and reference entries using APA style.

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