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Rehabilitation Therapy: Citing

When do I need to cite?

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Is this my own idea or concept?
  • Is this common knowledge? Is it likely that someone outside of Rehab Therapy would know this information?

If the answer is no, you should cite.

How do I cite?

An APA citation has two parts:

In text (immediately after a paraphrase or a direct quote) - to let the person who's reading your assignment know that this isn't your idea and to give them a quick way to know who's idea it is

Reference list (at the end of your assignment) - to allow the reader to find the article or book that the idea came from. This will give them enough information that they can locate the article or book themselves and find the information that you included in your assignment.

To see how citations look in a paper, check out this sample paper, featured on the APA Style Blog.

Your APA guides

Remember to look for the type of source (for example, book, article, website, etc.) and then find the format for that source. Use the templates to create your citation and use the examples to check your work.

SAIT Library APA guide


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