In this unit, you will learn what citations are and how you use them to integrate information from other sources into your coursework and academic studies. Read the material and watch the videos - and don't forget to take notes for the quiz.
Watch the video below to learn what citations are, and how to use them to document your sources in your paper.
NC State University, Source: YouTube
Different areas of study use different citation styles, and the Social and Human Services program uses the APA (American Psychological Association) citation style.
Using the APA citation style requires you to look up the rules when you need them. You are not expected to remember them.
Below are two great sources you can use to find the rules for each citation you will use in your research papers. If you cannot find the rule using these sources, ask a librarian. We are here to help!
Edmonds College APA Citation Styles Website
Official APA Citation Style Resources
Provides several resources to help you learn how to use the APA style.
An especially good for answers to new and/or ambiguous rules that might not be found in other sources.
The official American Psychological Association (APA) writing and citation style.
You have now completed the Library Tutorial. You can now return to Canvas to take Library Tutorial Quiz #2 which will cover units 8, 9 and 10.