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BUSG 2300 SO Dickey: Citing Sources

TCC Style Guides

Below are links to PDF documents giving citation examples for MLA and APA styles.

Citing Sources in APA Style

There is a copy of the  Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association in the reference collection at each campus. This is the official APA style guide. Students should check with their instructor or campus library to determine acceptable style format.

Remember, your instructor is the final authority for all citation questions.

Citation Tips

Many students wait until they finish writing their paper before citing their sources. They may find themselves “on a roll,” and won't want to stop to check or to cite their sources, thinking they will add their citations later. It is a better idea to cite your sources as you find them and use them.  Use these tips to help ensure that documenting your sources is quick and easy!When you decide to use a source, be sure to copy all the information required to develop a citation.

  • When you add a quote to your paper, document the page number (or the paragraph number if no page number is present) of where the quote was found.
  • Also, be careful when you cut and paste your quote from one of our database articles to your paper. It is all too easy, while writing, to cut and paste a quotation without also jotting down the citation information.
  • Forgetting to document a source is considered plagiarism. For more information about plagiarism, please see the Plagiarism tab above.

The best way to make sure you do not forget to cite the sources you use - cite while you write!

Other Citation Resources

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.