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.
- Principle of referencing includes:
- Principle of citation includes:
- Reference list includes:
- General rules to remember
- Further help with referencing
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
- Contact your Subject Librarians via email library or there are further contact details
- Contact your Academic Skills Tutors in your department.
- Look at the Library Glossary to understand the definitions of words used in citation and referencing.
- We welcome any comments and suggestions about this guide at library