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Health/Fitness Research Guide: Citing Sources

How to Cite your work

All CCC health classes use  APA documentation. See the link below for more information on citing your sources.

Also, try the NoodleBib software for help in creating your bibliography. Remember to choose APA style. Check with your instructor for their guidelines.

Citing and Evaluating Sources


NoodleBib is an effective tool for creating works cited pages for APA and MLA. If you have any questions about the accuracy of your citations, please contact the reference desk. You will need to create an account before accessing NoodleBib.


Research papers and essays require that you record the quotes, paraphrases, and sources used in your work.  View this citation tutorial to get an idea of the key elements to documenting and citing your resources.

Evaluating Sources

Choosing quality sources is an important part of research.  Use the link below to help you decide whether or not a source is reputable and provides accurate information that you can rely on for your project.  Remember that your final product will only be as good as the sources you use.  Choose carefully!

Evaluating Information Sources

Journals vs. Magazines (Scholarly vs. Non-Scholarly)


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Purdue University Online Writing Lab

The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides over 200 free writing resources, including a guide to APA style. From the main page, click on the link for APA Formatting and Style guide in the box labeled "Most Popular Resources" to access this guide.