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Looking for information on the new APA 7th edition? Seneca Libraries will transition to the 7th edition APA Style for the Fall 2020 semester.
Commonly Used Terms
The process of acknowledging the sources of your information and ideas.
Some electronic content, such as online journal articles, is assigned a unique number called a Digital Object Identifier (D O I or doi). Items can be tracked down online using their doi.
A brief note at the point where information is used from a source to indicate where the information came from. An in-text citation should always match more detailed information that is available in the Reference List.
Taking information that you have read and putting it into your own words.
Taking, using, and passing off as your own, the ideas or words of another.
The copying of words of text originally published elsewhere. Direct quotations generally appear in quotation marks and end with a citation.
Details about one cited source.
Contains details on ALL the sources cited in a text or essay, and supports your research and/or premise.
Used for websites where content is likely to change over time (e.g. Wikis), the retrieval date refers to the date you last visited the website.
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Live Citation Chat
Online Citation Workshops
Attend a live citation workshop for an overview of how and why to follow citation rules in order to avoid plagiarism. After the presentation there will be a question and answer session where you can ask your citation. (Note: We encourage students to join before the workshop start time as a courtesy to other attendees)