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Prof. Zwick - CJ202 FALL 2022 Juvenile Delinquency: Citing Sources in APA 7

WCC Library Citation Workshops FALL 2022

Why We Cite

When you write a research paper, you use information and facts from a variety of resources to support your own ideas to develop new ones. You cite these sources for the following reasons:

  • To Give Credit to the original source by acknowledging experts and scholars for their contribution.
  • To Establish Credibility by demonstrating to your reader that your ideas are well supported. 
  • To Help the Reader by guiding them to more information about your topic.
  • To Help Researchers Organize and Share Information in a Standardized Way

The Path of a Citation

The purpose of the in-text citation is to direct the reader to the full citation on the Reference page by creating a path from:

  • The original source to
  • Your text using in-text citations to
  • Your Reference page

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