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APA Citations

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II. Quiz:

1. Plagiarism is defined as:
  a. The intentional use of others' words or ideas
  b. The unintentional use of others' words or ideas
  c. claiming others' words or ideas as your own
  d. All of the above.
2. A citation is information which identifies a source used in a research paper.
  a. True
  b. False
3. If you use a personal email as a source, you do not need to provide an entry in the Reference List.
  a. True
  b. False
4. All references should appear in alphabetical order, by author's last name or title of the source, regardless of the type of source (book, journal etc.).
  a. True
  b. False
5. If available, a DOI number is required in the citation for a:
  a. journal article
  b. web site
6. APA rules do not require a retrieval date for electronic sources, but many MC professors do want this to be included.
  a. True
  b. False
7. The following is a correct format for in-text citation without a named author:
("Windows XP," 2003, p. 15).
  a. True
  b. False
8. Which subject areas usually require you to use the APA Citation style?
  a. Psychology, Nursing, or other Sciences
  b. Literature, History, or other Arts
9. The following is the correct APA citation format for a book:
Schell, B. (2003). The hacking of America. Westport, CT: Quorum Books.
  a. True
  b. False
10. The following is the correct APA citation format for an article retrieved from the electronic database
Expanded Academic OneFile:
Kaser, D. (2003). "Spam, privacy, and the art of free speech."
Information Today 20(6), 16.
  a. True
  b. False

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