Use an in-text citation to acknowledge the source, then list on a reference page the publications or sources from which you obtained your citations. For more detailed information on plagiarism and how to avoid it, see the handout available at the GVC Writing Center. Don't use quot;tion marks, and be sure to double space the quot;tion as well as your own writing. In her study of adult patterns of television watching, Roberts (1996) reported the following behaviors: Response behaviors exhibited by participants who watched television without any other persons present in the viewing room included imitating the facial expressions and hand movements of television. The APA style is used in the social sciences and is governed by two basic ideas. The first is that a scientific paper attempts to show something that has already been proven true, so it calls for the past or present perfect tense when you cite the work of others.
(1996). Saratoga Springs, NY: Empire State College. Periodicals Journal ArticleList the author(s year of publication in parentheses, title of article without quot;tion marks and with only the first word, proper nouns, and words after colons capitalized, name of the journal underlined and with all major words capitalized, volume number underlined, and inclusive page numbers not preceded by "p."). Second, the year of publication is important, so you need to feature it immediately after any named source in the text. Smyth (1972) found that children often studied while watching television. Number pages in the upper right hand corner. Include a running head. Avoiding Plagiarism, plagiarism is the use of the words and/or ideas of another person without acknowledging the source. Plagiarism is generally grounds for failure of a course and can lead to dismissal from college. Omit the words Publishing Company and Inc. From the publisher's name. Use one space after periods and other punctuation. Book by one author Zimbardo, P. (1992). Psychology and life (13 ed.).