When information is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized, the source of that information must be documented. Otherwise, you are guilty of plagiarism. This tutorial provides information on avoiding plagiarism.
Various standards have been created for citing sources. Check with your professor if you are not certain which style to use.
APA Style is commonly used in the social sciences. It is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The Section called the APA Style Guide to Electronic References is available online, as well as, in print from the Information Desk. Following is a selection of resources for APA Style:
- The American Psychological Association has a Basics of APA Style Tutorial (21 min.)
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.)
BF76.7.P83 2010 Information Desk, Reserve, and Reference
- APA Style Guide to Electronic References (online UPEI only)
BF76.7.A63 2007 print copies at Information Desk
- APA Style Essentials ( D. Degelman and M. Harris, Vanguard University of Southern California) Includes a link to a complete article formatted according to APA Style.
- APA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University Online Writing Lab - OWL)
- APA Style Reference Formats (from the Lydia M. Olsen Library)
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.)
This manual is edited by The Modern Language Association of America.
Information Desk: LB2369.G53 2009
MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University Online Writing Lab - OWL)
This manual from the Council of Science Editors contains scientific publication style and format guidelines for journals, books, and other publications.
Reference: QH304.C33 2006
Covers APA, Chicago, MLA, CSE, and Turabian styles and includes examples of citing fulltext articles from databases.
Note: RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool you can use to create and format bibliographies using APA, CSE, and other citation styles.
Compiled by: Dawn Hooper, B.Sc., M.L.S.
Former Data & Research Services Librarian
Date Revised: 10-September-2015