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Shenandoah University

Psychology: Citation & Writing

APA 7th edition

The 7th Edition of the APA Publication Manual offers reference examples in Chapter 10. The manual is available for use at the Circulation Desk Reserves.

Writing for Psychology & Avoiding Plagiarism

Best practices to avoid plagiarism:

  • Make direct quotations obvious with quotation marks or indentations
  • Paraphrase by changing the language of the source idea as much as possible
  • When in doubt: cite your source
  • In your notes and working drafts, label ideas that aren't your own
  • Save citations as you research, so you won't need to find them again

Citation Managers

Citation manager apps can make your work easier by 

  • saving and organizing your references in a personal or shared library,
  • inserting formatted citations within your paper,
  • creating a bibliography of your sources.

No citation manager creates perfect citations. Check all your citations before submitting your work.