GGU's Policy on Student Academic Integrity states, "Golden Gate University requires that students be honest in their academic work. Academic dishonesty is viewed as an ethical issue and a violation of the principles expressed in the University's Mission Statement. It defrauds all those who depend upon the integrity of the University, its courses, and its degrees."
This guide provides information on how to correctly cite your sources.
When you cite your sources, you give credit to the research and ideas that paved the way for your own research and ideas. Citation shows that you know the literature of your field. Citations are more than just a tricky set of rules -- they communicate to your readers that you are a good citizen of the academic community.
The American Psychological Association ("APA") style is the citation style used most often at GGU. Before starting any project or paper, check with your instructor to make sure that APA is the required style for his or her class. For guides on using other citation styles, please see the resources page of this guide.