Cite your sources

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You also need to correctly cite all of the books, journal articles, and sites that you used in your research. Start with the SFU Library guide: Citation Guide for Business Sources (APA 6th ed.). If that one doesn't answer your questions, move on to our more general APA guide: APA Style - 6th edition. Another guide that is often helpful: APA Formatting and Style Guide (6th ed.) from Purdue University.


And the APAStyle Blog is often a great place to find guidance on unusual citing situations such as [http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2011/10/how-to-create-a-reference-for-a-youtube-video.html. Here are a few of my favourites among the APAStyle blog posts:


Note also that some of our article indexes (e.g., CBCA Fulltext Business and Business Source Complete) have information within their Help pages on how to cite articles found in databases using common formats such as APA, MLA, and Chicago. Many of our databases will even allow you to save or email your results in a specific format. Be careful, however -- don't let the machine do your thinking! Always check the citations that databases create for you.


Learning how to properly credit others when you use their ideas is a difficult, but important, part of research. Start with the SFU Library's interactive tutorial Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism to test yourself and to learn more about plagiarism. Also read the SFU Library Guide on Plagiarism for further discussion of this critical topic and for links to other plagiarism guides.