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Publication Manual of the APA
Available in CSI library's reference, reserve & circulating collections.
Call number: BF76.7 .P83 2010

Why Cite Your Sources

Citation is an intrinsic element of the research process because it...

  • makes it possible for others to locate and check the sources used in your work. In fact, readers may consult the citations and footnotes to pursue other pertinent literature on the subject.
  • provides tangible evidence of the breadth of your research. Such evidence contributes to persuading a reader that you possess a rich understanding of your subject. The credibility of your conclusions is also thereby strengthened.  
  • is strictly mandatory to credit the sources you quote from or drew your ideas and insights from, in order to avoid the charge of plagiarism. Plagiarism refers to the act of copying the work of others, whether word for word, but also idea for idea, and claiming the work is your own. Plagiarism is a violation of the CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity


For further information on citing and citation styles check out the library's Writing and Citation Guide

Organize and Manage Your Sources

A research
 tool that will help you…

  • Collect references automatically from databases while you search
  • Format citations and paper instantly in Chicago, APA, MLA...
  • Create and organize an online personal research database 
  • Access your database online from any computer, anywhere
  • Share your database with colleagues on and off campus