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If I am using a definition from a textbook, how would I cite it

If I am using a definition from a textbook, how would I cite it

Don't you have to put the page number and the author's name?


I am using word for word definition from Illuminate AQA Psychology For A Level textbook
(edited 1 year ago)
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If it is a direct textbook quotation, you must put the page number. If paraphrased, no page number. Also, it depends on the citation; MLA, APA, Harvard.
Example: Direct Quotation- (Freud, 2022, p.7) defines psychology as the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context.
Paraphrased- Psychology is the science of the human psyche and its processes, particularly those influencing behavior in a particular environment(Freud, 2022).:smile:

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