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This guide is designed to offer assistance with using APA citation style. The American Psychological Association (APA) citation style guide is commonly used for avoiding plagiarism in research papers. It is important to cite the information that you use during your research. No matter where you find the information, from a book, journal, magazine, newspaper, interview or the internet, you must give the author credit for using his or her work and ideas. Remember: When in doubt, cite!
For additional assistance, please see a librarian at the reference desk.
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QCC APA Citation Style Handbook
The Library's APA Citation Style Handbook is designed as a quick reference for citing sources. A print copy can also be obtained at the reference desk. Contact the Library at any time if you have questions about properly using citation styles.
They Say / I Say by
Call Number: RESERVE PE1431 .G73 2009
"The best-selling new composition book published in this century, in use at more than 1,000 schools, They Say / I Say has essentially defined academic writing, identifying its key rhetorical moves, the most important of which is to summarize what others have said ( they say ) to set up one s own argument ( I say ). The book also provides templates to help students make these key moves in their own writing."
They Say / I Say Templates
This handout provides "templates" for academic writing (adapted from TSIS by Chris Hunter at Grinnell College).