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FYCO-02-01: Mass Media & Popular Culture: APA Citation Help

This guide provides resources for the First Year Seminar: Mass Media & Popular Culture

Cite Your Sources

Citation is your indication that certain material in your work came from another source. It also provides readers with the information necessary to find that source again. Giving credit to the original author by citing sources is the only way to use other people's work without plagiarizing.

The following situations almost always require citation:

  • quotation
  • paraphrasing
  • use of an idea not your own
  • specific reference to the work of another
  • use of someone else's work to develop your own ideas

Adapted from: Plagiarism.org

Academic Writer (APA Style)

Master the art of scholarly writing with Academic Writer! Features include:

NOTE: Academic Writer has been updated to include the latest changes to the APA Style Manual. Click here to learn more about new content and features.

American Psychological Association

A copy of the APA Manual is available at the Library's Reference Desk.

APA: Anatomy of an Electronic Journal Citation

  • Only first word in article title should be capitalized.
  • Journal title and volume number should be in italics.

Monmouth University Library Tutorial on Plagiarism

Complete the plagiarism tutorial below and you'll be an expert in less than ten minutes!

 

Citation Help

Here are some great resources to help with proper citation styles:

   OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab 

This handy guide provides reference and instruction on conducting research, preventing plagiarism and use of APA, MLA and Chicago Style citations.

    NoodleTools

This research platform offers tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document archiving/annotation and collaborative research and writing. You will need to create a personal account to save your work. 

     Resources for Writers

The Monmouth University Writing Center provides style sheets for writing, grammar, citation styles and the writing process on its Resources for Writers page. One-on-one assistance available by appointment.

Zotero

This platform offers tools that assist with collecting, organizing and citing research as well as for collaborative research and writing. You will need to create a personal account to save your work.