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Child and Adolescent Development: EDUC 5402

This guide will help with your presentation project for your adolescent development course.

APA Style

The databases you'll use to find articles have a button that will generate a reference for you, but you should still check to make sure it was generated correctly. You can also use Zotero Bib (linked below) to generate a reference. Again, check to make sure it's correct. Use the list of APA Style Reference Examples (linked below) to get familiar with formatting the most common types of references.

Why We Cite

It's important to cite sources you used in your research for several reasons:

  • To show your reader you've done proper research by listing sources you used to get your information
  • To be a responsible scholar by giving credit to other researchers and acknowledging their ideas
  • To avoid plagiarism by quoting words and ideas used by other authors
  • To allow your reader to track down the sources you used by citing them accurately in your paper by way of footnotes, a bibliography or reference list.

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What to Cite

You must cite:

  • Facts, figures, ideas, or other information that is not common knowledge
  • Ideas, words, theories, or exact language that another person used in other publications
  • Publications that must be cited include:  books, book chapters, articles, web pages, theses, etc.
  • Another person's exact words should be quoted and cited to show proper credit

When in doubt, be safe and cite your source!

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