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APA Citation Guide (Salina)

This guide will help students navigate APA resources.

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  The purpose of this guide is to communicate the different resources available to you to help you cite your sources.

   Plagarism is the wrongful appropriation of information, or using someone else's writing, language, thoughts, ideas, etc and making them your own without giving them credit. Some *examples* of plagarism are: 

  • Rewriting someone else's intellectual property as your own
  • Copying and pasting from websites or other materials
  • Buying, downloading, or borrowing another's paper
  • Simply not knowing when or how to cite (not an excuse)
  • Not knowing how to paraphrase or summarize
  • Not knowing what "common knowledge is"
  • Recycling an old paper.

   These are just examples. Be cognizant of citing your sources when researching. When in doubt, ASK your instructor or a university academic team member, just as a Writing Center employee or Librarian.


Bayonne, P. (2014). Citing Sources. In Center for Academic Programs: CAP/SSS, UCONN University Libraries. Retrieved from


Thank you for visiting K-State Salina Library's APA Citation Library Guide!

In this guide, you will find information about how to cite in correct APA format as well as links to various useful resources to make citation easier.

As of Fall 2014, all courses will use and require APA citation style. If you still have questions after viewing this guide, please meet with your professor, a librarian, or the Writing Center.

For more information on K-State's Honor Code and Plagarism Policy, please view this document entitle Plagarism at K-State. (Link will open in new window).