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Why cite your sources?

You allow readers to:

  • know your sources are reliable and current
  • know where to find your information
  • offer more information for others to use
  • avoid plagiarism


Formatting Your Paper

Most Nursing & Allied Health Division teachers do NOT require formal APA formatting for the body of the paper. 

Follow the formatting guidelines on this sample paper for general instructions only.   Add abstract, headings, and appendices only if specifically required by your teacher.


The action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own; literary theft. --Oxford English Dictionary

Note: It's still plagiarism, even if you didn't do it intentionally.


Who? When? What? Where?

APA citations answer these important questions for the reader. Read more


This guide was created using the 6th Edition of the APA manual.
You may use the Reference Desk copy while in the library.


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