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ICEAP: Citing Sources; Plagiarism

Your Guide to Cape Breton University Library

Why Cite?

  • Give credit to the work, words, and ideas of others
  • Allow readers to find your sources
  • Avoid plagiarism

What's a Bibliography?

bib·li·og·ra·phy /bɪbliˈɑ:grəfi/ noun

a list of books, magazines, articles, etc., about a particular subject

  • The instructor provided the students with an excellent bibliography on local history.
  • A list of the books, magazines, articles, etc., that are mentioned in a text.


pla·gia·rism /pleɪʤəˌrɪzəm/ noun

the act of using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to that person: the act of plagiarizing something

  • The student has been accused of plagiarism.

APA Books available in the Library


From the website:
APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, second printing.  (REF BF 76.7 P83 2010)

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