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Citing with APA

Citing sources in an important part of your research process. The Writing Centre at Queen's University has created a useful handout on APA citation style. Another excellent APA citation guide guide is provided by Purdue's Online Writing Lab ("OWL").

What was my question again?!

Whatever you do, do NOT skip this important step.

Do the articles retrieved during your literature search process (the "identify specific information" step) fulfill your information needs? Can you respond to your research question?

If not, how can your search strategy be modified to get back on track?

Look for resources to fill in gaps or clarify other materials.

Is the information you retrieved timely? Credible? Authoritative? Reliable?

*If you came up empty-handed, revisit your research question and tweak as necessary. The process is often not a linear one.