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PSY-100 (Dewees, Spring 2020)

Introduction to Psychology Research

Citation Tools and APA Format


Rider's Policies on Plagiarism

The Rider Libraries webpage has information and links to resources on plagiarism. The following information is from this website (

"Plagiarism is the representation of the ideas of others as one's own. Unfortunately, plagiarism can be unintentional, as well as intentional (Example: George Harrison).

Like most colleges and universities, Rider takes a strong stand against plagiarism. The Code of Academic Conduct published in The Source: Student Handbook reads:

  • Academic dishonesty includes any unauthorized collaboration or misrepresentation in the submission of academic work. In all written work, whether in class or out of class, the student's name on the work is considered to be a statement that the work is his or hers alone, except as otherwise indicated. Students are expected to provide proper citations for the statements and ideas of others whether submitted word for word, or paraphrased. Failure to provide proper citations will be considered plagiarism and offenders will be subject to the charge of plagiarism specified in the statement of regulations.

The full text of the Code and suggestions for avoiding plagiarism are found in Rider University's  Student Code of Social Conduct.

The Libraries' website provides excerpts of style guides to assist you in using correct citations to give attributions.

Other helpful sites include:

Do not hesitate to ask librarians for assistance in avoiding plagiarism"

NoodleTools-Citation Software

Use NoodleTools to create a works cited page for your paper.  NoodleTools can be found on the Libraries Website  under Bibliography and Citation Tools."

When you access NoodleTools from off-campus, you will be asked first for your Rider KEY username and password. 

  1. Create your own NoodleTools Personal ID & Password and click Sign in.
  2. Once signed into NoodleTools, click on +New Project.
  3. Enter a project title (e.g., “LEAD 550”), select a Citation style (APA) and select Advanced for the Citation Level.
  4. This will take you to the Dashboard where you can add Project details, Sharing & Collaboration permissions and To-do items.  (No entries are required here.)
  5. Click on the Sources tab at the top of the page to start your references page. 
  6. Click on +Create a new citation.
  7. Answer the questions about your resource and complete the form.
  8. Click on Submit.
  9. To add more citations, repeat steps 6-8.
  10. To create/print your works cited page for your paper, click on Print/Export in the toolbar and select an option (e.g., Print/Export to Word).

The Purdue Writing Lab has information on creating APA citations:

When all else fails, consult the APA Manual behind the Reference Librarian's Desk:  REF BF 76.7 .P83 2010

The Reference List contains the following components:

  • author name or names
  • publication date
  • title of the work
  • publication data  (if applicable, name of journal, volume, page numbers)


For journal articles:

  • Type the article title in sentence case and journal title in title case.
  • Italicize journal title and volume number
  • Include the issue number in parentheses
  • Include the DOI (digital object identifier) if available, do not place a period after the DOI

This is an example of a journal article and the diagram labels the different parts of the citation.

This is an example of citing a chapter within a book.