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CMM 100

Cite Your Sources

Use your textbook for guidelines on how to cite in APA style. For a more in-depth resource, use the Excelsior Online Writing Lab (OWL) online APA Citation Guide.

The noticeable aspects of APA style are:

  • An emphasis on the date a work was created, so in most APA citations, the date is placed immediately after the author’s name in the “References” page.
  • Authors are named by their last name followed by initials; the publication year goes between parentheses and is followed by a period. 
  • Only the first word and proper nouns are capitalized for article titles.
  • Periodical titles are written in title case and followed by the volume number, which, with the title, is also italicized.

How to Cite Items Found in UDiscover

Locate the Cite button in the toolbar of an article or book. Find the citation style you're looking for.

Check it over with another source, like your textbook or the OWL at Purdue, before using.

For example, the auto-generated citation below is incorrect.

LAWRENCE, F. M. (2017). The Contours of Free Expression on Campus: Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and Civility. Liberal Education, 103(2), 14-21.

The author's name is in all capital letters and the capitalization of the article title is not in APA style. In APA style, article titles should be in "sentence case" which means only the first word and proper nouns in the title are capitalized. Always capitalize the first word, and the first word after a colon or a dash.


How to Cite Statista

Click the small quote icon next to the graph. Select your citation style, check it over using another source and copy/paste. 

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