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General guide for Referencing and avoiding plagiarism: What is Citing?

APA American Psychological Association referencing guide

Citing explained

Often you are told to cite and have no idea of what this means.  Basically citing means to reference or acknowledge the source of the idea or quotation.


Citing in action is actually made of up of two parts:

One an intext citation where you place an abbreviated mark/reference at the place within the body of the assighment or essay for the source reference and then create a full text reference at the back of the assighment or essay.

Examples:

Material Type In-Text Example Reference List Example
Journal Article (Print version) (Geach, 2011) Geach, J. E. (2011) The lost galaxies. Scientific America,  304 (5), pp.30-37.

Journal Article; From a database. (Electronic version) 

According to  Berger & Boritz... (2012) or

...(Berger & Boritz, 2012)

Berger, L & Boritz, J.E. (2012) Accounting students' sensitivity to attributes of information integrity. Issues in Accounting Education, 27 (4), pp. 867-893. Available at: Business Source Premier, [Accessed 24 September 2014].

Examples of intext citation

BASIC:
"I haven't got the slightest idea how to change people, but I still keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out" (Sedaris, 1997, p. 215).
 
Sedaris (1997) writes, "I haven't got the slightest idea how to change people, but I still keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out" (p. 215).
 
"I haven't got the slightest idea how to change people, but I still keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out," writes Sedaris (1997, p. 215).
 
"I haven't got the slightest idea how to change people," writes Sedaris (1997), "but I still keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out" (p. 215).

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