Learn the rules required to apply APA citation to your research.
When developing your research papers and other assignments, it is important to be sure that you give credit where credit is due. Throughout scholarly communication, you will notice that researchers cite the sources of information they use. By citing sources, we not only give credit to the original authors of information we use, but we show our readers (this includes our professors!) that we've done thorough research and have used quality sources.
There are two components to citing sources:
There are specific guidelines (citation styles) to follow when citing and referencing. Which guidelines you use depends on your course or program of study. The most commonly used citation styles are APA and MLA. Remember, Humber Libraries' Discover search has a citation builder within it - but make sure you use with caution - there will be errors in any citation builder that you will need to correct. Use the guides below to help support you.