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Answered By: Jeneen LaSee-Willemssen Last Updated: Mar 30, 2018 Views: 2624
APA stands for "American Psychological Association" but when we say do your paper in "APA" we mean do your paper according to the guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition.
Why Do We Cite Resources?
Citations are tools that help your reader. But they serve other valuable purposes, including:
>Giving credit where credit is due
>Demonstrating that your research rests on a solid foundation
>Adding credibility to your argument by integrating the work of experts
>Creating a research roadmap that enables other researchers to follow the creation of knowledge over time
Rasmussen requires all students and staff to use APA style in their research papers because professionals in the programs we offer use it when publishing.
We have developed many tools to assist students writing APA research papers. These tools can be accessed within this ANSWERS database and/or through the Resources tab in your online course or in the "Find" column on the Library home page accessed through the Student Portal.
Links are listed below for your use:
- APA Quick Start Video
- APA Guide
- Where can I get help with APA? (FAQ with links)
- NoodleTools Guide (for help creating and formatting reference lists)
- Webinars on the APA Style