Citations. Why we need them in academic papers Part of the process of building on other people’s work; peer-review To follow up (interested want to know more) To verify (curious, skeptical about finding, skeptical about accuracy of paraphrase)
Typical Proquest citation info:
An examination of the role that intercollegiate athletic participation plays in academic achievementMaloney, Michael T, McCormick, Robert E., Kinsbourne, Barry J.The Journal of Human Resources. Madison: Summer 1993. Vol.28, Iss. 3; p. 555 (16 pages)
How this should appear in APA format (academic journal reference):
Maloney, M.T., McCormick, R.E. & Kinsbourne, B.J. (1993). An examination of the role that intercollegiate athletic participation plays in academic achievement.The Journal of Human Resources, 28 (3),555-570.
The proper reference:
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Arnold, P.D. & Richter, P.A. (2001, November). Is obsessive-compulsive disorder an autoimmune disease? Journal of the Canadian Medical Association, 165 (10), 1353-1358.