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PSY204 Human Growth & Development

Why must you cite your sources?

Citing the sources that you used for your paper is necessary:

  • to prove that the sources you used are reliable and accurate.
  • avoid plagiarism. It is illegal to use someone else's work without giving them credit. See NSCC plagiarism policy, this page.

There are a number of formats to use for a works cited page, including MLA, APA.

Online Resources for APA Style

The American Psycological Association citation style is a style often used in writing about psychology. This style may be new to you. The following websites are helpful for learning more about APA style.

Style Manuals and Handbooks