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Cite Your Sources (Module 5 of 6)

An important element of academic writing is crediting the sources that you used in your writing. You do this by creating citations. In this module, you will discover why it is important to cite your sources, how to cite using APA style, and how to use a citation manager.

About This Module

This chapter can help you cite the resources you use and avoid plagiarism. Explore the chapter to discover strategies for how to search for and access relevant, quality resources. You will learn how to do the following:

  • Understand why citing your sources is important
  • Identify potential consequences of violating academic integrity rules
  • Understand techniques for avoiding plagiarism
  • Identify the elements of an in-text citation in APA style
  • Identify the elements of an APA-style reference in the references list
  • Understand the benefits of using a citation manager
  • Understand how to choose a citation manager
  • Identify the key functions of a citation manager