Referencing Using APA 7Th: an Introduction

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Referencing using APA 7th: an introduction

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When you have included anything 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 alphabetical order at the end of your work (known as a reference list).

The University referencing style is APA 7th, published by the American Psychological Association. Key changes from APA 6th to 7th are summarised here. Some departments use slightly varying rules, so always check your module handbook.

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.

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