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.
Notice: Release of APA 7th edition
A new edition of the 'Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association' was released in October 2019. APA 6th edition will continue to be used at VU until February 2020 when a new APA 7th edition Guide and Resources will be available.
If you have any questions before February 2020, please contact 'Ask a Librarian'.
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.