As a master's student you are going to write papers and work on projects that will require you to cite your resources. The sooner you understand how to cite with APA, the format used in CSD, the easier your research will become!
Watch the video below for an introduction to the mechanics of the APA (American Psychological Association) citation style.
The APA Publication Manual is the authoritative work on the citation and writing style. It is available at the reference desk of the Main Library.
It is easy to forget why citation is important. Beyond just giving credit for other people’s ideas and not plagiarizing citation plays a key role in the broader academic landscape.
Through citations one can follow the history of research that someone is responding to and adding on to. With proper citations in papers, a student can show their professor the historical progression of their research idea. Scholarship is always growing and citations show what one is building on top of.
Adding to the discourse of scholarly communication is another important aspect. When publishing, citations are necessary so that people outside of your community of students and professors can understand what you have been exposed to and why you are making the arguments you do.
The APA Publication Manual has a lot of answers on how to cite different formats but it doesn't cover them all. Luckily you (probably) don't have to make it up yourself. The APA Style Blog is written by the official APA experts on topics that haven't made it into the Manual. You can find answers on how to cite digital maps, white papers, and more.
With what you have learned, create an APA citation for the following article: