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Physical Therapy: Cite Sources

Use this guide as a starting point for your research in the area of physical therapy as well as topics in general health, physiology and kinesiology.

Why Cite Sources?

Why Cite Sources?       
  • Avoid Plagiarizing: You must cite any direct quotation, summary, or paraphrase of any idea or fact from your research. Citing sources is giving credit to the original author and publication where you found the information. (more info) 
  • Lend Authority to Your Research: By referencing the work of scholars and other professionals, you demonstrate that your own research is based on solid, reliable information and that you are capable of critical thinking by being able to synthesize that research into your own.
  • Provide a Path: By citing sources, you provide the information readers of your paper need in order to locate the same sources that you did. 
  • Acknowledge Other's Work: Part of your research is built upon the research of other people. It is respectful and fair to give them credit for their hard work (just as you would hope someone would give you credit if they were quoting your own work!)


Automatic Citation Generator

NoodleTools Citation Generator

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Access online tutorials using the links below:

Quick Guides: APA and MLA

What are Citations?

Citation Basics

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  1. Place in-text citations in the body of the paper to acknowledge the source of your information.  This is meant to be a shortened version of the full citation that appears on the final page of your paper.
  2. Place full citations for all your sources on the last page entitled References or Works Cited (different citation styles require different titles).  Full citations are meant to provide readers with enough information so that they can locate the source themselves.
  3. APA or MLA are citation styles.  Each has different guidelines for how source information (author, title, year...etc.) should be formatted and punctuated for both in-text citations and for the References or Works Cited pages
Consult a guide for the specific citation style you are using:

Research 103: NoodleTools Citation Workshop

NoodleTools Citation Workshop:

Scholarship is a Conversation!
This hands-on workshop will help you understand why and how to give credit in your academic work and beyond.

Workshop focus:
  • Understanding why and when to cite other works
  • Integrating and citing sources material
  • Using NoodleTools Citation Maker

Please create your NoodleTools account before attending the workshop.

  • Week 4  | July 22   | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm (APA)
  • Week 5  | July 30   | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm (MLA)
  • Week 6  | Aug 5     | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm (MLA);
  • Week 7  | Aug 13   | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm (APA)

NoodleTools Citation Workshop is a VIRTUAL SYNCHRONOUS WORKSHOP.

  • Open the REGISTRATION LINK below to select the workshop date you would like.
  • We will send you a link to join us in ZOOM. 
  • You need to REGISTER to receive the link. 

Can't attend a citation workshops at the scheduled times?  

You can take an online version the workshops though this Online NoodleTools Citation Tutorial in Canvas or browse through the How-To Guide: