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Why Cite?

We cite sources to acknowledge the work of others, as well as to avoid academic dishonesty or plagiarism.

The University of Toronto  has made available a comprehensive set of guidelines on How NOT to Plagiarize .which deserves to be read by every student


APA Style

You'll find copies of the new Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.) in the Desmarais Library, the Curriculum Resource Centre—and in the Huntington Library.  The call number is  BF 76.7 P83 2020.  It is often referred to as the APA Manual.  


In a hurry?

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) of Purdue University has a comprehensive online guide for citing in APA.

This guide will give you general guidelines for in-text citation and for creating an APA reference list for both print and electronic documents. 

It is intended as a quick reference only.  To be certain you are have used APA style correctly, the APA Manual is most helpful.

Managing citations with Zotero

Zotero is a free, web-based citation manager that allows you to: 

  • Directly import references from article databases, the library catalogue, e-book collections, etc.
  • Manage and organize your references.
  • Create a bibliography.
  • Share your references with others
  • Add in-text citation and a bibliography directly into your assignment 

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Getting started with Zotero: