Consider these criteria to determine if your sources are reputable:
Author: Who produced the information? What can you find about the author’s credentials?
Publication Type: Where was the item published? Essays in scholarly books and articles in peer-reviewed journals are written by experts and have undergone rigorous scrutiny and editing prior to publication.
Accuracy: Does the author cite references to support his/her thesis? Are the references also from scholarly and credible sources?
Timeframe: When was the source published? Is the information still relevant?
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
Call Number: Shields Humanities & Social Sciences Reference BF76.7 .P83 2010 Lib Use Only
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- OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab
This comprehensive site includes instructions on several citation styles: APA, MLA and Chicago.
This site is maintained by the Hekman Library at Calvin College in Michigan. Generate citations for print and online sources in MLA, APA or Chicago styles.
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Endnote is a tool for managing and generating citations. It is licensed by the campus for the UC Davis community. See EndNote @ UC Davis
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