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Why Do We Cite?

Why APA Style?

     APA Style citation is a standardized set of guidelines used in social sciences and professional programs, such as Education. It includes guidelines for formatting your paper (document formatting), citing sources in the text of your paper (in-text citations), and citing sources at the end of your paper (reference list citations).

    The 7th edition of APA guidelines includes some key changes, particularly for online sources. If you’re interested in learning more about these changes you may watch the following video (optional).


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Image from: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition.

Scribbr. (2019, November 26). APA manual 7th edition: 17 most notable changes | Scribbr [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeSIXD6y3WQ


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