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Why Cite?

Citing sources is important to avoid plagiarism, to back up your argument or conclusions, and to allow other interested parties to track down the same sources. 

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How Do I Cite in APA?

  • You must cite another author's work in two places in your paper: 1) in-text citation and 2) References page.

  • An In-Text Citation cites the author in the text of your paper at the point when you refer to another author's work. 

Example of in-text citation:

… the author missed important behaviors in the character (An, 2015).


  • The References page is located at the end of your paper and lists all of the sources you cited in your paper.

Example of References page citation:

An, L., Yang, S., & Bhanu, B. (2015). Efficient smile detection by extreme

learning machine. Neurocomputing, 149, Part A(0), 354-363.



  • Watch the short video below or use the resources below for more examples on how to cite using APA.



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