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Welcome to the APA Citation Guide!
This guide provides information on how to correctly cite your sources. Citation separates your original work from the research and work of other people that supports your ideas. When you cite your sources, you give credit where it is due and you show that you know the literature of your field. Citations are more than just a tricky set of rules -- they communicate to your reader that you are a good citizen of the academic community.
The American Psychological Association ("APA") style is most often used at GGU. Before starting any project or paper, check with your instructor to make sure that APA is the preferred style for his or her class. For guides on using other citation styles, please see the resources page of this guide.
Watch this short (really short!) presentation for an explanation of why citation is important at GGU. To see a bigger version, click here.