Quote from zinobile
1) my whole paragraph contains info. obtained from one source. where does the citation for that source go? after first sentence? at the end of the last sentence? will it be obvious to the reader (professor) that the information is obtained from the same source despite the fact that it's not cited after every sentence? and most importantly that it is not considered academic dishonesty???
it is not academic dishonesty if you are refencing properly. it is my unserstanding that something like this would be in a block quote, either citing the reference at the end (harold & maude, 1978), or at the beginning...[harold and maude, (1978), stated:]
not sure what you are writing about, but it may be too much to quote an entire paragraph (unless it is absolutley necessary). i would consider trimming it a bit. you could always put ellipses(...) in place of the things that are irrelevant.
2) what if i have a paragraph on a topic that uses more than one source? should i then cite each & every source following each sentence (because sometimes there are many)???
3) if, in my research, i have found that five or six different sources concur on an issue of importance. should i use every citation or is it considered more professional, more appealing to the reader (professor) to use only one or two source? is more better?
not sure how to answer that. if each source is saying the same thing, i'd think there would be no reason to be redundant (unless you're really trying to prove something new and controversial). as far as more being better, i think it deoends on your professor, and how much they ask for (ie, # of sources to support).
i hope this helps.
also there are a gazillion websites on apa. just do a search. they are mostly college specific sites. also try this one (i havent, but my prof. recommended it) its www.nutsandbolts.com
also there is a handbook on it. it may be worth the investment