Agricultural Communications

A guide for researchers in Agricultural Communications

Library Research Guide

APA Citations

Keep track of the sources you use for your research so you can cite them in your paper and bibliography. It is very important to cite your sources to provide appropriate credit for the ideas of other researchers to avoid plagiarism. You will create a citation whenever you use the words (direct quote) or ideas (paraphrase) from another author. Failing to do so is a violation of the K-State Honor Code.

You will use APA format to cite the articles you find. 

Many databases have a "cite" link on the records that will help you create a citation in the appropriate format, like this one in ERIC:

Example of citation from ERIC



Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an excellent resource for APA and other citation formats.

Find more citation tools on our Citations and Bibliographies research guide, including information about the RefWorks citation management software that K-State provides.