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This template is used with permission of Lily Morgan, Independence Community College, Independence, Kansas.

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Tabs above (articles, books, encyclopdias, etc.) will show you how that type of resource is cited.

General Format for APA Citations

APA Citations


The APA Citation Style is often used for classes in the sciences and health fields. The MLA Citation Style is the other common format, usually used in the humanities. See the MLA citations guide for more information.

Use the blue tabs above to see APA citation formats for different kinds of sources, as well as for creating citations in the text of your paper. These formats are from the APA Publication Manual 6th edition.

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(note: always check the citations you get from a citation generator: if your citation is incorrect, you can't blame the citation generator!)

Remember there are two steps in the citation process

   1. In-text citations guide the reader to the source of the information on theList of References page and it gives the location of the information in the source.

        example:   In her popular book on cows, Jones (2104) says  "All cows eat grass" (p. 122).

   2.  The List of References provides the reader with the information needed to locate the book at a library or bookstore.

         Jones, S. (2014).  Cows. Cowtown, KS: Animal Lovers.


FHTC Scholastic Honesty


It is the assumption that all students attending FHTC have learning as a primary objective. To that end, FHTC expects students to perform with integrity and in an ethical manner. Therefore, any form of scholastic dishonesty is considered a violation of the basic ethical premise and is counter to the educational goals of the student and the College. Any confirmed student dishonesty in coursework or examination will result in the student receiving no credit for the work or the examination and may result in a grade of “F”, suspension and/or dismissal from the course or College. A student receiving a grade of “F” for scholastic dishonesty will also have a notation added to their transcript reflecting scholastic dishonesty as the reason for the failing grade.

A violation includes, but is not limited to:

1. Cheating on examinations.

2. Plagiarism, which is defined as the use of another’s work in any form without proper documentation or citation.

3. Giving unauthorized assistance to another during an examination.

4. Falsifying academic records.

5. Obtaining or attempting to obtain copies of tests or test questions.

Students charged with scholastic dishonesty have the right to appeal any action or decision by completing a Scholastic Dishonesty Appeal Form (available in the Student Services Office). The Scholastic Dishonesty Appeal Form will be reviewed by the instructor, Division Chairperson and Vice President of Student Services. A written response will be given to the student within 10 calendar days of receiving the complaint.

2012-13 FHTC Student Handbook. Page 20.


Plagiarism: What it is and how to avoid it

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