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APA 7th Edition Referencing Guide1

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

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Referencing a PDF file

PDFs are referenced the same as websites.

Author, A. or Corporate/Group Author. (Date). Title of PDF in italic sentence case. Title of webpage/PDF Publisher. URL

Bates, M. (2012). North America’s nearly-forgotten native vegetable. University of Missouri. http://extension.missouri.edu/platte/documents/horticulture/fruit_veg/JerusalemArtichoke.pdf

 

Note
If the PDF is only available once it has been downloaded to your computer, reference it the same as above. To provide a working URL (a URL that links to the relevant webpage and not your C drive), right click on the download link and choose the copying the link option. If this doesn't provide a working URL, use the URL of the page the resource was downloaded from. 

Example

In-text citations

Page/paragraph numbers are optional for paraphrased information.

Narrative
The Nursing Council of New Zealand. (NCNZ, 2012) notes ... (p. 11).

Parenthetical
... (Nursing Council of New Zealand, NCNZ, 2012, p. 11).


Referencing a data set

A data set is a table, database or excel spreadsheet containing the results of an investigation, usually in number form with rows and columns.

As above, when referencing a data set downloaded from a webpage, include the URL of the webpage and indicate [Data set] in square brackets after the title. Include the title of the webpage/publisher of the dataset if different from the main author.

Author, A. or Corporate Author. (Date). Title of data set in italic sentence case [Data set]. URL

StatsNZ. (2013). 2013 Census population and dwelling tables [Data set]. https://www.stats.govt.nz/information-releases/2013-census-population-and-dwelling-tables


Examples

Reference list entry

StatsNZ. (2013). 2013 Census population and dwelling tables [Data set]. https://www.stats.govt.nz/information-releases/2013-census-population-and-dwelling-tables

In-text citations

Page/paragraph numbers are optional for paraphrased information.

Narrative
StatsNZ (2013) details... (p. 6).

Parenthetical
... (StatsNZ, 2013, p. 6).

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