ERIC Tutorial

8.0 Citations and Works Cited

It is important to give proper credit to authors of the research and other scholarship from which you have incorporated ideas or findings into your paper. Giving full credit to a source requires two things:

  • A reference in your paper where you use the borrowed information.
  • A bibliographic description or citation of the source (including author, title, journal, date, etc. )

The style required by most Education faculty is APA, and several examples are available on electronic reference pages accessible through the Library homepage. From the homepage, choose Reference Sources, then Citations, Style, and Writing Guides. You may also use this link for the Penfield Library version: APA Style Guide

Another popular tool, linked on the citations page, is the citation builder, which provides a set of templates to help you format.

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