The purpose of the parenthetical citation is to lead the reader to an exact item in the bibliography, so the first entry in the bibliography (usually author’s last name, sometimes title if no author is listed) is what is included in the parenthetical citation. Additionally, the exact point (page number) is listed.
Plagiarism is using the words, thoughts, or ideas of someone else without giving credit. Plagiarism can take many forms, and it can be intentional or accidental.
"Along with using someone’s direct words without quotation marks and attribution, plagiarism includes using someone’s thoughts or ideas and representing them as one’s own. For example, if you were to change the wording of a passage, but not credit the source, you are plagiarizing as much as if you used the original words. This presents something of a conundrum: students are required to use the research and writing of others, but such use is limited. In most research assignments, students are encouraged – or even required – to use the research of others, but proper credit must be given.
To ensure that you will give credit appropriately, begin by keeping your research materials organized. There are many note-taking systems available to assist you, but it is essential that you keep track of which ideas came from which sources. After finding good information from a reputable source, you must then integrate that information into your paper. There are several methods of doing this: quotation, paraphrase, and summary." (Talman)
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How to Cite a Magazine in Print in APA
Last, F. M. (Year, Month Published). Article title. Magazine Title, volume(issue), pp. Page(s).
Rothbart, D. (2008, October). How I caught up with dad. Men's Health, 108-113.
Jaeger, J. (2010, August). Social media use in the financial industry. Compliance Week, 54.
How to Cite a Magazine Online in APA
Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Magazine Title, Page(s). Retrieved from URL
Rothbart, D. (2008, October). How I caught up with dad. Men's Health, 108-113. Retrieved from http://books.google.com
Folger, T. Higgs: What causes the weight of the world." Discover Magazine,. Retrieved from http://discovermagazine.com
How to Cite a Magazine on a Database in APA
APA style does not require Database information in its citations. You would cite the source found within the Database, such as a magazine article or a photograph.
Last, F. M. (Year, Month Published). Article title. Magazine Title. Retrieved from URL
China's export prospects: Fear of the dragon. (2010, January). The Economist. Retrieved from http://academic.lexisnexis.com
Miley, M. (2008, December). Magazine's we'll miss. Advertising Age, 79(46), 19. Retrieved from http://connection.ebscohost.com/
How to Cite a Magazine Published Directly Online in APA
Last, F. M., & Last, F. M. (Year, Month Published). Article title. Magazine Title. Retrieved from URL
Nasar, S., & Gruber, D. (2006, August). Manifold destiny. The New Yorker. Retrieved from http://newyorker.com
Bradley, K. (2012, December). The trick to tomatoes. Green Lifestyle Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.gmagazinecom.au/features/3530/trick-tomatoes
Make sure to:
- Determine whether the source was published directly online or originally in print.
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