Online documents make it very easy to cut and paste information without thinking and without giving proper credit. Make sure you understand how to cite your sources.
The APA Format Resource below is a collection of resources compiled by Dr. Ghosh to help with your research projects.
APA Format Resource
Purdue Online Writing Lab is a great place to go for detailed help about APA formatting.
American Psychological Association( the people who created APA Style)
Microsoft Word APA template – Word makes it easy to use APA format when using the APA template.
When it is time to gather all of your notes and start writing the paper, avoid the most common mistake - plagiarism. Plagiarism is not only taking large parts of someone else's work and not attributing credit to that author; paraphrasing sections of a work, even using synonyms and citing the work, is also plagiarism.
Even if the ideas are rewritten, the source of the idea must be cited and the author given credit.
For more information about how to avoid plagiarism, see this video at our Research Den.