APA 7th Referencing Guide

University of Huddersfield

APA 7th Referencing Guide

When you have included information from published sources in your work, you must acknowledge it fully and accurately by:

  • identifying your sources, in a brief format, in the body of your written work (referred to as an in-text citation)
  • providing a detailed list of your sources in an alphabetical list at the end of your work (known as a reference list)

Read the Introduction to the guide (PDF download) to find out why and when you need to reference.

The University referencing style is APA 7th. However, some departments use slightly varying rules, so please check your module handbook. Law students use OSCOLA, please see the Law subject guide.

Please see the University's official guide to referencing using APA 7th (PDF download).

This leaflet gives a quick guide to referencing (PDF download).

Use the links below for guidance on referencing specific types of sources, and reference builders (where available). A PDF guide for each source is also available on each page.

Please note: it is your responsibility to proof-read your references carefully and correct any errors.

APA 6th

For returning students, please see this document (PDF download) for a summary of the changes from APA 6th to 7th.

For those students who are completing their degree within the next few months (e.g. in 2020), we have retained the APA 6th guide (PDF download) for consultation. Please confirm the style with your tutor before submitting.

Reference builders

Click on the appropriate resource below to find out how to compile your reference. Some resources (but not all) include a reference builder.

Reference management software

If you would like to use EndNote, RefWorks or other reference management software to organise your references, you can find out more information about it here.

Further help

Official APA 7th guidance
  • American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Available in University of Huddersfield Library at 808.06615 PUB.
  • American Psychological Association. (2020). APA blog. https://apastyle.apa.org/blog/
Help within the University of Huddersfield

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last updated: Fri 07/Jul/2017 at 1:33pm