Both guides shall be available concurrenty for a few semesters, starting Summer 2020.
In late 2019, the American Psychological Association published the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
This newest edition includes several changes, revisions, and updates and we are diligently working to create an updated APA Citations guide which clearly demonstrates what's new. Learn more about APA Style at the APA website.
Columbus State's library holds copies of the 7th edition.
Click on 7th edition to locate a copy.
Plagiarism is a serious academic offense. If you do it deliberately, it is considered cheating. If caught, students could face penalties up to and including expulsion from the college. Columbus State Community College addresses plagiarism in the Student Code of Conduct, Academic Misconduct, Policy No. 7-10. Plagiarism is:
Students can accidentally plagiarize when they fail to cite their sources accurately or misplace them in the document.
When you write a research paper, you will read research that others have performed before you. You need to mention (or cite), the sources that you used. At the end of the paper, you will create a list of those sources in alphabetical order. In APA format, the list is called a Reference List; Sometimes, this list is referred to as a Bibliography.
Citation examples in this guide are based on:
APAStyle.org is a must-have site to use in conjunction with the APA Manual. Sponsored by the American Psychological Association, it is a dynamic site that answers hundreds of questions about APA Style and is constantly updated. The APA Style Blog is especially useful.
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