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MBI 361 Hamilton: Citing your Sources

Q & A on APA

Q. How do I format my paper according to APA style?  What spacing and font should I use?  What should my title page look like? How do I use headings throughout my paper?
A. General APA Formatting Info  |  APA Headings  |  Sample Paper 

Q. How do I cite information in the body of my paper?  What should a quote or paraphrase look like in my paper?
A. In-Text Citation Basics

Q. What should my Reference list at the end of the paper look like?  What should the header for this page look like?  In what order should my references be listed? 
A. Reference List Basics

Q. How do I cite a book, article, website, etc. on my References page?
A. Books  |  Articles  |  Websites and Other Electronic Resources

Academic Integrity and Citing in Your Paper

It is very important to cite information used in your papers that comes from another source. Not only does this keep you from plagiarizing (which is a very serious offense that could result in you failing the assignment or even the course), but it also tells readers where you found that information and it gives your writing and work more credibility. 

For this assignment no direct quotes are permitted - paraphrase all source material. In scientific writing, source material must be paraphrased by the writer (put into the writer’s “own words”). A citation is then placed at the end of the paraphrased sentence or paragraph that links the information to the appropriate reference on the reference list. Use of directly quoted source material is not the norm in scientific writing, therefore, any use of direct quotes in your paper will result in loss of points. 

The pair of citations would look something like this in APA:

In your paper: 
Reseach by Baniya and Weech (2019) indicates that service-learning students...blah blah blah (p. 12).
The information I am sharing here came from the article by these authors in my reference list at the end of the paper.

In your references list:
Baniya, S., & Weech, S. (2019). Data and experience design: Negotiating community-oriented digital research with service-learning. Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement, 6(1), 11–16.
I can use the information in this citation to get a copy of the article if I would like to read more of the author's analysis.

See the course syllabus or more information on academic integrity.

Tutorials & Videos

Please watch this short video about Why Citations Matter

Here is tutorial about Academic Integrity.

Another tutorial about the Value of Information.

Here is a video about Plagiarism.

For more information about citations and how they impact academic integrity, visit the Miami University Libraries' Academic Integrity guide.