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APA Citation Style

APA (American Psychological Association)

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When to Cite

Provide a citation whenever you paraphrase or quote the ideas of others. You do not need to cite a source when you are stating your own opinions and ideas or reporting common knowledge, such as the boiling point of water or the capitol of the United States.

When in doubt, provide a citation.