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Economics: APA Writing & Citations

Why Cite?

  • It improves the credibility of your research and helps you avoid plagiarism
  • Citations give proper credit to the original author/s for their ideas and words.
  • aAlows your readers to find the sources you used in the writing process.


Always give proper credit to the original works when writing. Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty and can negatively impact your academic career.  Use these resources to learn more about plagiarism and how to avoid it:

APA citation information

Citation Mangers

Computer generated citations are not perfect.  Always proof citations pulled from computer resources carefully with your citation manual.

Read this G2 Crowd article to learn more about reference management tools.

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