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*Public Health: Cite & Manage Your Sources

A guide for students doing research on public health topics.

Citing Sources Using APA

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed. Copies available on each campus - ask at the Reference desks.


Managing Your Citations

Why cite your sources?

USM's Academic Integrity Policy is one reason, but not the only one.

We cite in order to:

  • give credit to those whose work we use
  • facilitate our readers' efforts to find out more about the topic
  • show where our work fits into the scholarly conversation about the topic
  • document that we have researched our topic and based our conclusions on credible sources