APA Referencing: Home

About this guide

This guide is an introduction to the APA (American Psychological Association) referencing system.

It is based on, and gives credit to the information given in the APA's official style guide:

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Which referencing style should I be using?

Before you write your reference list or bibliography, check with your lecturer/tutor which style they prefer you to use and refer to the instructions included with your assignment.

Information about why you need to reference is available in the Referencing & plagiarism guide.

Getting help

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APA style blog
More advice on APA style can be found on the official APA style blog.

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