How do you cite a place in APA format?
In citing a location, you must include the name (if known) or some descriptive label, location address, date and medium title. Now depending on the style, such as the American Psychological Association (APA) or Modern Language Association (MLA), your citations may vary.
Why do I need to cite my sources?
Citing or documenting the sources used in your research serves three purposes: It gives proper credit to the authors of the words or ideas that you incorporated into your paper. Citing your sources consistently and accurately helps you avoid committing plagiarism in your writing.
Which type of source is more trustworthy?
Academic journal articles are probably the most reliable source of current thinking in your field. To be the most reliable they need to be peer reviewed. This means that other academics have read them before publication and checked that they are making claims that are backed up by their evidence.
What are reliable sources?
A reliable source is one that provides a thorough, well-reasoned theory, argument, discussion, etc. based on strong evidence. Scholarly, peer-reviewed articles or books -written by researchers for students and researchers. These sources may provide some of their articles online for free.
Is Wikipedia a tertiary source?
Tertiary sources are publications such as encyclopedias or other compendia that sum up secondary and primary sources. For example, Wikipedia itself is a tertiary source. Many introductory textbooks may also be considered tertiary to the extent that they sum up multiple primary and secondary sources.