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BIOL 2421 Microbiology Unknown SE: Citing Your Sources

Study guides for BIOL 2421 and resources to help you complete your microbiology unknown assignment,.

APA Resources

There are a number of different citation styles that have been developed based on the priorities of different research areas. Science research tends to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style because it places a strong emphasis on dates and currency of resources. The research you do for your citizen science project will use APA style.

The TCC Southeast Writing Center can help you with citation questions. The Writing Center has live chat and asynchronous (email) options for you to get help with formatting your citations. They also offer multiple workshops you can attend for free that focus on APA style. 


APA Help Resources

Creating APA In-Text Citations

Plagiarism: Don't Do It and How to Avoid It

According to the TCC Student Code of Conduct, plagiarism is the use of work or ideas without proper acknowledgment of source. Prohibited behaviors include, but are not limited to:

  1. Partial or incomplete citation of work or ideas.
  2. Improperly paraphrasing by acknowledging the source but failing to present the material in one’s own words.
  3. Paraphrasing without acknowledgment of the source.
  4. Multiple submissions of the same or substantially the same academic work for academic credit.
  5. Copying, partially or entirely, any material without acknowledgment of the source


Plagiarism and its consequences are easy to avoid!

1. Do your own work.

2. Acknowledge other people's work by citing it.

The APA Plagiarism Tutorial will teach you how to properly cite and paraphrase information. If you have any questions or concerns, ask your instructor, a librarian, or a writing tutor for help.