• anonymous
I got the idea for the subject of a paper from a group forum online. How do I cite their contributions (or even, do I cite their contribution?) even if I'm not directly quoting anything said from the group at large? Class requires APA format. I know personal interviews and email are not suitable for references but only inline citation.
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  • mathmate
When you use the idea of some published material, you need to give due credit to the source, even though you do not copy/paraphrase the idea. Here's a link that discusses when we do NOT have to provide citations/credits. You can then make a decision according to your own situation.

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