APA referencing is part of almost all of your assignments at Wintec. It is a method of recording and acknowledging the sources from which you have gathered information for use in your assignments, presentations, and other work. APA is the American Psychological Association style of referencing, and among the most common used at academic institutions around the world
APA referencing has two main parts:
These go in the body of your assignment, and contain a few basic details about the information you have quoted or paraphrased—usually its author, publication date and a page or paragraph number.
The reference list
Is a list of all of the sources from which you have taken information, and is much more detailed than in-text citations. Reference list entries typically also include publisher names for books, and URLs or DOIs for online/electronic resources.
The basic formula of an APA reference list entry
Reference list entries typically have four main parts:
Who. (When). What. Where.
Author. (Date). Title. Source.
'Sentence case' versus 'Title Case'
The way this sentence is written, beginning with a capital and all other words in lower case (unless proper nouns, e.g., New Zealand).
When Each Word In a Title Begins With a Capital Letter Like This (Except Words Less Than Four Letters Long).
First name(s) & surname/family name(s)
These terms pertain to the parts of an author's name:
First/given name(s) Surname/family name(s)
Robert Louis Stevenson