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Psychology Resources: Writing and APA Style

Library resources and information for Ferkauf students and faculty

Avoid Plagiarism

Plagiarism is using someone's words or ideas without giving them credit. Even if unintentional, it can result in failing a course or expulsion.

Tips from the APA Publication Manual:

  • Keep track of your sources -- take notes!
  • Every time you use someone else's ideas, give them credit in the text of your paper.
  • Don't cite an article unless you have actually read it. 
  • Unless they are common knowledge, document each fact and figure in your paper.

Online APA Style Help

APA Citation Style