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APA 7th Edition Referencing Guide1

A Wintec Library guide to referencing in APA 7th edition style

Getting started—what is APA referencing?

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

Referencing accurately in APA style ensures you practise good academic integrity and avoid plagiarism, and gives credit to the authors/originators of the information you have used in your assignment.


APA referencing has two main parts:

 

In-text citations

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.


Sample essay with referencing

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Downloadable/printable PDF of above sample essay

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