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Citation and Referencing Tips

When you take ideas from someone else’s work and incorporate those ideas into your own work, you need to give credit to the author. If you don’t, you are passing that author’s ideas or words off as your own, and that is plagiarism.

To avoid plagiarism, you must cite a source when you quote, paraphrase, or summarize it, use charts, graphs or images from it, or include facts that you learned from a source that are not common knowledge. In-text citations should appear in the body of your assignment, and all sources used must be included in a reference list at the end of your paper. A reader should easily be able to identify all of the sources that you used in writing your assignment.

In order to avoid plagiarism, you should start your research early. Rushing makes you more likely to lose track of sources, take shortcuts, or cite improperly.

Make sure that you also take meticulous notes. Be sure to include all the required information for each source so that you don’t forget which source your notes came from.

Careful citation and referencing are the best way to avoid plagiarism.

When you’re looking at a search result, review it carefully to determine what type of resource you are using, for example a book, video, or article. There may be visual clues, such as an icon illustrating the resource type. The resource type is important because different information is required for referencing different types of resources.

If you have found an item from a database, look for a Cite button in the database. You can click this button to form a basic reference for the item, but remember that it’s your responsibility to verify that the reference format is correct according to your required citation style.

A full reference for an article includes the title, the author’s name, the name of the journal that the article was published in, the date of publication, the journal volume and issue numbers, page numbers for the article, and the DOI, if there is one. Note that the DOI, also known as the digital object identifier, is often found in the detailed record for the article but sometimes it can only be found when you click through to look at the full text of the article.

A full reference for a book includes the book’s title, the author or editor’s name, the place and date of publication, the publisher’s name, and any other information that may be required.

A full reference for a video includes the video’s title, the place and date of publication, any producer, director, or writer’s name, and any other information that may be required.

A full reference for a web resource always includes the web address or URL, the title, the date of publication or last update to the page, and the name of the author, creator, or owner. Referencing web resources can be complicated, and you may require other pieces of information. Consult a referencing guide for more examples.

Remember that there are many citation styles. Some common styles are APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian. Different fields of study have particular style preferences. If you’re asked to use APA, which is commonly used at Georgian, check out the APA Guide on the library website at It provides help with constructing in-text citations and reference pages.
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Hello and welcome to the video reference series presented by In this lecture, we will discuss how to cite article retrieved from an electronic database in apa style.
As usual, the citation starts with the last name of the author first, and is then followed by the initial of the first name and then the initial of the middle name. The year that the article was published in is enclosed in brackets.
This is followed by the name of the article you have included.
Then you include the journal title, followed by the volume number. All of this italicized. Then you include the page number which is not Italicized.
You conclude this citation with the information of the database you retrieved the article from and when you retrieved it. You can better understand this with a example.
Here is an example of this citation. Notice how the page number is not a single number but a range. This is where the article starts and ends. You can see how the magazine title and volume number is italicized.
Notice how there is only a comma after the date and nowwhere else. This is it for today. As always a copy of the citation is included in the description and you can copy off from it if its urgent. Take care! And, thank you for visiting our videos!
Sample Citation:
Last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year). Article title. Journal Title, Volume, pages. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from Database title database.
VandenBos, G., Knapp, S., & Doe, J. (2001). Role of reference elements in the selection of resources
by psychology undergraduates. Journal of Bibliographic Research, 5, 117-123. Retrieved July 2,2004 from PsycINFO database.
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This short Library video will help you cite an Article from a Periodical in APA style.
Let’s use this example of an article that we found online.
To create a reference, we need to make sure that we have all of the information that is required for an article to be cited in APA style.
This includes Author, Year, Article Title, Journal Title, Volume, Issue and page numbers. This is the standard format.
First let’s find the author’s name.
Next, we need the year of publication.
Next, we need the article title.
… and the journal title.
Now, for the volume and issue.
Hmmm. Can’t find it? Where else can you look?
Let’s go back to our results where we found the article to see if it gives us more information.
There it is.
The page number is here, too.
When looking for bibliographic information to cite a journal article, check:
– First Page
– Footer
– Search Results Page
Online articles follow the same rules as printed articles. However, you also need to provide either the DOI or the URL so that your reader can find the source.
You can usually find the DOI on the first page of the electronic journal article in the header or footer.
If the electronic journal article doesn’t have a DOI use the URL of the journal homepage.
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This concludes the library video on how to cite an Article from a Periodical in APA style.
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