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ACP - Adult Upgrading / Qualifying Studies

Citation Styles

We cite:

  • to distinguish previous from new thought
  • to give credit to the person whose ideas you used
  • to respect intellectual property
  • to help a reader locate the source(s) you used
  • to show that you have investigated your topic well
  • to avoid plagiarism

How do I avoid plagiarism?

Remember: You MUST provide an in-text citation and an entry in the Works Cited or list of References for ALL of the examples of quoting paraphrasing, or summarizing from other sources.

  • Find out more about Plagiarism and academic honesty.

KPU MLA Citation Style Guide

KPU MLA Quick Guide 8th ed. Includes examples of sources cited using the new MLA style rules.

MLA Style Center

           Interactive Practice template


APA style is often used to document sources for papers in the Social Sciences (e.g. sociology, psychology and criminology). It usesparenthetical citations for in-text references and a reference list at the end of the paper.

Check the APA Citation Guide for more help.