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Using & Crediting Sources: How Often We Cite

Last updated 5/19/2016


Visual: Walden logo is visible at the bottom of the screen along with a notepad and pencil background. “Walden University Writing Center. Your writing, grammar, and APA experts” appears in center of the screen. Background changes to a note book on a table with a yellow text box on top.  In the textbox, it reads: “Using & Crediting Sources How Often We Cite Sources.”

Audio: Music plays.


Visual: Slide rotates and changes to a blue, brown, and grey slide with an image of books in the lower right hand corner.  The heading is blue and reads "When do we cite?" Below that is a sentence which reads: "Cite after each and every sentence that includes information from a source."

Audio:  Per APA you should cite after each and every sentence that includes information from a source. So this information might be a direct quote, a paraphrase, an idea. Anytime you use something from a source, you should cite it.


Visual: Slide changes to a different brown and blue slide which also reads "When do we cite?"  Below that it reads "Why?" An explanation is them provided for why to cite.  It says:

"Citing sources this often:

  • Ensures the reader knows exactly when you are using which source
  • Otherwise, the reader might think sentences are based on your own ideas and information."

Audio:  Why do we need to cite this often? Well, there are a couple of reasons. Citing sources this often explains to the reader when you're using information from each source, and it also reduces the chance that your reader will incorrectly assume that the ideas are your ideas rather than somebody else's ideas. So basically it helps differentiate between when am I talking about my own ideas and when am I talking about the ideas of the different -- maybe the different experts in my field.

Audio: Guitar music plays.


Visual: The screen changes to a pad of paper with a pencil and the Walden University Writing Center logo at the bottom. “Walden University Writing Center. Questions? E-mail” appears in center of the screen.