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APA referencing

This guide will help you reference a source in the APA (American Psychological Association) style.



APA Style 7th edition has just been released (October 2019). Please still use APA 6 for 193. This library research guide will be updated to reflect APA 7 for the commencement of 201 (semester 1, 2020).

APA is an author-date style used for citing referencing information in assignments and publications.
References are cited both in-text, and in a reference list at the end of the document.
This guide is based on:

Please check with your lecturer regarding any questions you have about the style and any preferred variations of the style.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

The style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, this updated "APA Publication Manual" provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias.

Printable Guide to APA

Referencing tools

EndNote and Refworks are tools that allow you to manage the references you find during your research. Both tools have the following features:

  • Manually add references
  • Import references from library databases
  • Create bibliographies and reference lists in your chosen style
  • Create in-text citations in your chosen style
Keep an eye out for our Pop Up Referencing help throughout the semester, or make an appointment for further assistance.