This is a guide for citing resources using the American Psychological Association (APA) style of citation. Use APA to cite resources within the social sciences, education and business subjects. Please refer to your class syllabus or consult your professor to see if this is the correct citation style for your class.
Why Cite Resources?
What is a citation?
A citation is a way you inform the readers that certain materials in your paper came from another source. It also gives your readers the information necessary to find the source. Your citation should include the following elements in both your footnotes and bibliography.
When do I need to cite?
You need to acknowledge whenever you borrow quotes or ideas. The following are when you need to cite: