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BIOL 2402: Anatomy & Physiology II: Cite your sources

Resources curated especially for Anatomy & Physiology II

APA Citation Assistance

For this assignment, you will need to use the APA Style Manual to create your in-text parenthetical documentation and your bibliography at the end of your paper. Citation Guides are available on the M.P. Baker Library website.

NoodleTools Express is recommended as a free citation generator available below.

REMEMBER: If you used articles from the databases, the citation is often provided!


Plagiarism: From the Latin plagiarius, meaning "kidnapper." Copying or closely imitating the work of another writer, composer, etc., without permission and with the intention of passing the results off as original work. In publishing, copyright law makes literary theft a criminal offense. At most colleges and universities, plagiarism is considered a moral and ethical issue, and instructors impose penalties on students who engage in it. Plagiarism can be avoided by expressing a thought, idea, or concept in one's own words. When it is necessary to paraphrase closely, the source should be documented with a parenthetical citation and listed in the references at the end of the paper. 

Citation vs Copyright vs Plagiarism

Citation is how you avoid plagiarism and copyright violations.

Citation - tells your reader where a quote or idea came from

Copyright - set of laws aimed at protecting people's ideas, words, concepts

Plagiarism - act of passing off someone else's work as your own

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