The JIBC uses APA (American Psychological Association) Style for writing research papers, manuals and articles. APA Style provides rules and guidelines for:
- Formatting (margins, indenting, punctuation, etc.)
- In-text citations (references included in the body of the paper)
- Reference lists (Bibliography)
Citations are used to acknowledge the use of others’ ideas. Failure to properly cite sources is plagiarism.
The JIBC Library APA Subject Guide provides examples and a short PDF Guide: http://libguides.jibc.ca/apa
JIBC faculty and students have access to RefWorks – a citation management tool that organizes references and helps produce an APA-style reference list: https://libguides.jibc.ca/refworks
The Writing Centre at the JIBC also provides a wealth of information on APA formatting