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Extreme Weather: APA Citation

Information on massive storms, hurricanes, tornadoes and other atmospheric natural disasters.

What is it and why do I have to do it?

Citation tells your reader that you got an idea from someone else.  It consists of a little note in the text of your paper that lets your reader know, and then a much longer note at the end of your paper that tells your reader where to find the original idea. 

Citation is tedious, boring and sometimes difficult.  You still have to do it.  Do your citations as soon as you start reading.  Don't leave it to the end. 

APA Help

Most databases now help with citation.  Look for a button or a link that says citation.  However, databases frequently make mistakes, so make sure you proofread them for accuracy.  Online citation formers or citation managers such as EasyBib, Zotero, or NoodlTools can also make mistakes, or only format the citation as well as you enter the data.  Make sure to proofread your citations- instructors tend not to accept "but *insert program here* created it" as a reason not to dock points from assignments for citation inaccuracies. If you want example citations and guidelines, check out these learning guides: 

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