Library Research Guide
Citations are needed to represent the sources you used in your assignment. Citing your sources will avoid concerns of plagiarism by providing appropriate credit for the ideas of other researchers. You will create a citation whenever you use the words (direct quote) or ideas (paraphrase) from another researcher. Failing to do so is a violation of the K-State Honor Code. You will want to keep track of the sources you use so you can appropriately cite them in your paper and References listing.
Often you will use APA format to cite the articles you find, but check with your instructor for confirmation.
Many databases have a "cite" link, like this on from APA PsycInfo®, on the records that will help you with the correct format.. These aren't 100% correct but they'll get you started.
Find more citation tools on our Citations and Bibliographies Guide.
These links from the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University can provide help with APA formatting.