APA (American Psychological Association) style is a set of guidelines for citing sources of information used in a project or paper.
A citation points to the work of other people or organizations used within your assignment.
Each source is cited:
Every source must be cited in both places.
The purpose of any citation style is to make all the citations appear in the same format for readability and consistency.
Within papers and presentations, citations:
"Whether paraphrasing, quoting an author directly, or describing an idea that influenced your work, you must credit the source. To avoid charges of plagiarism, take careful notes as you research to keep track of your sources and cite these sources according to the guidelines . . ." (APA, 2010, p. 170)
Use the resources below to help identify and avoid plagiarism.