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BCOR 101: Genetics - Keller (Fall 2017)

Why Citations Matter

There are many reasons why it is important to cite the resources that you consult when researching a paper. The most important of these are:

  • Gives credit to authors whose works you have used (whether you quote them or not).
  • Provides a trail by which others can locate the materials you consulted.
  • Provides evidence of your research.
  • Properly citing materials is one strategy to help you avoid plagiarizing.

There are four major citation styles: American Psychological Association Style (APA), Chicago (or Turabian) Style, Council of Science Editors (CSE) Style, and Modern Language Association Style (MLA). Which citation style you should use depends upon the subject area of the class and the preferences of your professor.

Why Cite?

A short video from Western Washington University about why we cite.

APA Style Guide

For your GMO assignment, you will be required to cite your sources using the APA style.

Major Citations for a Reference List/Bibliography

Note: All second and third lines in the APA Bibliography should be indented.

Material Type

Reference List/Bibliography

A book in print

Baxter, C. (1997). Race equality in health care and education.Philadelphia: Ballière Tindall.

A book chapter, print version

Haybron, D. M. (2008). Philosophy and the science of subjective well-being. In M. Eid & R. J. Larsen (Eds.), The science of subjective well-being (pp. 17-43). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

An eBook

Millbower, L. (2003). Show biz training: Fun and effective business training techniques from the worlds of stage, screen, and song. New York: AMACOM. Retrieved from http://www.amacombooks.org/

An article in a print journal

Alibali, M. W. (1999). How children change their minds: Strategy change can be gradual or abrupt. Developmental Psychology, 35,127-145.

An article in a journal without DOI

Carter, S., & Dunbar-Odom, D. (2009). The converging literacies center: An integrated model for writing programs. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 14(1). Retrieved from http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/

An article in a journal with DOI

Gaudio, J. L., & Snowdon, C. T. (2008). Spatial cues more salient than color cues in cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) reversal learning. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 122, 441-444. doi: 10.1037/0735-7036.122.4.441

Websites - professional or personal sites

The World Famous Hot Dog Site. (1999, July 7). Retrieved January 5, 2008, from http://www.xroads.com/~tcs/hotdog/hotdog.html

Websites - online government publications

U.S. Department of Justice. (2006, September 10). Trends in violent victimization by age, 1973-2005. Retrieved from http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/vage.htm

 

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