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Psychology: Citing Your Sources

Guide to Resources in Psychology


SVC Academic Honor Code establishes the expected standard of academic behavior. The document calls it the "social contract within which the college community agrees to live."

SVC Plagiarism Policy This document defines plagiarism and provides examples to help you understand what constitutes plagiarism.

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When and How to Cite

When to site?

  • When in doubt, cite it!  It is better to cite when you don't need to than to fail to cite.  Unintentional plagiarism is still plagiarism. 
  • When citing articles found on web sites, cite the article not the web site. 
  • The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition, now asks researchers to cite the digital object identifiers (doi) number, if available, when citing articles from databases and web sites.  If the doi is not available, be as explicit as possible when citing articles from web sites.

The following resources may help you in citing your sources.

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