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CNX 114: Human Security


The American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style is "most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences" (Purdue OWL).  

For more information on APA style and examples of citations, visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) website and navigate using the left-hand side menu. 

The College Library also provides direct access to the APA Online Handbook

Citation Management Tools

Citation Management Tools, like Zotero and Mendeley, can help you stay organized when researching by gathering and organizing citation info for your sources. 

There are pros and cons to each tool, but we recommend starting with Zotero, since it's a open-source tool that you can take with you after you leave F&M. For more information on Zotero & Mendeley, visit the links below. 

Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction

What is citation? Why do we cite? 

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