1. It gives credit to the person who created the idea.
2. It allows your readers to locate the sources you used, therefore they can read or judge them for themselves.
If you're not sure which citation format to use, please check with your instructor.
For more comprehensive APA citation information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.
Links to APA and other popular style manuals for science researchers are listed below.
APA Exposed: " Everything You Always Wanted to Know about APA Format but Were Afraid to Ask". Online Tutorial. From Harvard Graduate School of Education.
AMA Manual of Style (American Medical Association)
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