APA (American Psychological Association) style is widely used across the social sciences and is the preferred writing format and citation style for the field of psychology. There are many resources available online and in the SAC library for students to learn and implement the APA style. Workshops on APA style are also offered each semester, and tutors are available to review individual assignments on a one-on-one basis.
Information gathered from any source - books, journals, films, web sites, even personal conversations and unpublished manuscripts - cannot be reused without citing the source of your information.
"To be fair and ethical, you must acknowledge your debt to the writers of these sources. Failure to do so is a form of ACADEMIC DISHONESTY know as plagiarism." Hacker and Sommers, 502.
Hacker, Diane and Nancy Somers. A Writer's Reference, 7th ed. Boston: Bedford St. Martin's, 2011. Available for purchase at the St. Augustine College Bookstore.