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Cites and Sources: An APA Documentation Guide, 4th Edition

  • Jane Haig
  • Gail Raikes
  • Vicki MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 017650852X
  • ISBN-13: 9780176508524
  • 0 Pages | Spiralbound
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2009, 2006
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

Cites & Sources continues to be an essential guide for social and behavioural science students, and this fourth edition has been updated to reflect ongoing changes in APA formatting, particularly in electronic formats. This brief and convenient spiralbound manual covers the citation of all sources with examples and features references pages, cover pages, reports, and annotated sample papers. It uses diagrams, with lots of colour and generous use of white space, to facilitate students’ understanding of a very technical and precise skill. Included in this edition are scenarios dealing with plagiarism; new examples of correct quoting and paraphrasing; a new research report on a timely topic, the local food movement in Canada; and revised information on citing sources and preparing reference entries. Students will continue to find Cites & Sources a handy reference during their academic careers.


  • Provides a brief, full-colour walkthrough of American Psychological Association (APA) style, a documentation style used widely in the social sciences.

  • Colour highlights key ideas, which makes locating information quick and easy.

About the Author

Jane Haig

Jane Haig is currently teaching at Georgian College in the Communications Department.

Gail Raikes

Gail Raikes taught at Georgian College, however he has since retired.

Vicki MacMillan

Vicki MacMillan previously taught at Georgian College in the Communications Department.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Formatting Your Paper
Chapter 3: Citing Sources
Chapter 4: Using In-text Citations
Chapter 5: Preparing Your References List
Chapter 6: References List Entries

New to this edition

  • The photographs with their accompanying quotations add visual interest and are in keeping with a “green” theme for this text; the authors believe that raising awareness of the fragility of our planet is everyone’s responsibility and this is one small measure on their part to do so.
  • Features a new student essay by Colleen O’Brien, a graduate of Laurentian University, “We’ll Rant and We’ll Roar Like True Newfoundlanders: Newfoundland Nationalism.”