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Importance of Citations

Citations of references are important because:

  • They give credit to those whose ideas you have used.
  • They help you avoid plagiarism.
  • Readers can find articles and books you have cited.
  • It demonstrates that you have done your research.

Below are links to videos about citations:

You can visit APA Style's website to learn the basics of APA style (7th edition).

Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism

APA Citations

The American Psychological Association (APA) Style is one citation and style guide that you may be asked to use in dental hygiene courses; if you are ever uncertain of what style to use, just ask your instructor!

There are many resources to help you learn how to use the APA citation and format style.  The 7th edition of the style guide came out in late 2019; check with your instructor about what version of APA style they want you to use. All the below links are for the 7th edition.

A copy of the physical APA Style Guide is available upon request at the Falk Library circulation desk. This book cannot be checked out.