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Cite in APA Style: Plagiarism

A brief guide for the latest edition of APA.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the intentional or unintentional use of someone else's ideas, words, etc. without giving proper credit.

According to the Chicago Manual, researchers should cite their work:

1.  To give credit

2.  To assure readers about the accuracy of your facts

3.  To show readers the research tradition that informs your work

4.  To help readers follow or extend your research