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Canadian Studies: Help with Writing & Citing

Selected resources in the RRU library for the study of Canada

Citation Style

For help with using the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style see the website at

or look at the  Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association available in the Library.

Citation managers

Citation managers are personal databases you fill with citations for all the articles, books, and other documents you use in the course of your research. They can generate bibliographies from your collected document descriptions.

All the citation managers listed here are web-accessible. They require downloads for full functionality, but they also store your citations 'in the cloud' so you can access your material from multiple computers and devices.

There are many more options for citation managers than are listed here. If you want help deciding which of these is best for you, this page can help.


Plagiarism is the act of presenting the ideas or works of another as one's own. This applies to all materials including essays, work term reports or assignments, laboratory reports, seminar presentations, computer programs, research projects and results, postings in discussion groups, and statistical data. The use of such material either directly or indirectly without proper acknowledgment (i.e., footnotes or endnotes) is contrary to the norms of academic behaviour and is subject to severe penalty, up to and including expulsion from the university. (Source: RRU Academic Integrity and Misconduct policy, p. 3 (pdf)).

Please click on the graphic icon and link   below for more information and self-test exercises regarding plagiarism.

Citing Information & Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial

Plagiarism Tutorial - Home Page from Simon Fraser University