Writing assistance, including guidance on citation, referencing, and APA Style, is available from the professional tutors in the Academic Support Centres tricampus.
Writing Rescue. (2021). APA Citing - 7th Edition [Video File playlist] Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_PEdEyhgu3SITeGiF8uSp5IvoxYME7O2 [Closed captioning and transcript are available via YouTube].
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If the ideas and expression of those ideas belong to you, they don’t have to be Quoted or Cited.
Common Knowledge doesn’t have to be Quoted or Cited.
If you’re summarizing someone else’s words – Cite.
Facts have to be Quoted and Cited.
Facts Proven by Research have to be Quoted and Cited.
General Rule: If it’s not in your words: Quote & Cite.
Quote material when you believe that the way the author has expressed an idea is the most effective way to communicate the point you want to make.
In his feature article ‘The Continued Evolution of Social Media’, Martin Brens stated that “social media has not yet reached its peak, it will continue to evolve and impact our lives” (Brens, 37).
Quote material when a quotation the author has included supports the point you’re trying to make.
In his feature article ‘The Continued Evolution of Social Media’, Martin Brens interviewed the chief programmer of a social media start-up who said that “‘the rapid speed at which technology is evolving will allow us to make instantaneous updates to our software platform‘” (Brens, 39).
If you’re using more than a complete sentence or more than two lines of the author’s material…
In his feature article, ‘The Continued Evolution of Social Media’, Martin Brens writes that:
Social Media didn’t begin with today’s most popular networking sites, the concept of
social media has been around since the dawn of the internet. As each new social
media agent is introduced, they often try to add their own spin to the concept. In
many regards, parallels can be drawn between this and the biological evolution.
Brens makes a very interesting and important point. The significance of his research…
In the text of your paper, end the sentence where you’ve placed a quote with a Citation. Mention the Author of the Material and the Page where the Quote came from. Put this information in (Brackets) and place the Period to finish the sentence after the citation.
Include these lists at the end of your paper:
‘Citation Guides’ are available within the Academic Support Centre and online via The Learning Portal.
Provincial print and online materials are protected by Crown Copyright which is held by the King’s Printer for Ontario. These materials can be reproduced for education and training-related purposes as long as the following conditions are met:
Example: How to Cite a Provincial Publication © King's Printer for Ontario, January 2000. Official version available here: [LINK].
Federal print and online materials are produced and compiled by the Government of Canada and are protected by Crown Copyright. They can be reproduced for education and training-related purposes as long as the following conditions are met:
Example: How to Cite a Federal Publication © His Majesty the King in Right of Canada, January 2000. Official version available here: [LINK].
SLC Libraries. (2020). APA Style 7th edition Academic Support Centre video. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/kFefLyHw3ss
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When viewing a detailed item record in the Page 1+ search platform, a computer-generated citation is available to copy and paste. Look for the quotation marks symbol to identify the citation tool. Select "APA (7th edition)" and copy and paste the text. Always follow instructor guidelines and proofread the text to ensure accuracy.