APA 7th Referencing Guide — Software/ Apps

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APA Referencing Guide — Software/ apps


  • Common software and mobile apps mentioned in text but not paraphrased or quoted, do not need citations nor do programming languages.
  • When the publisher is the same as the author, omit the publisher from the reference list.
Format and order
  • Author(s)/ organisation. (family name, comma followed by initials, with full stop and space after each initial OR organisation, followed by full stop)
  • (Year of publication). (in round brackets, followed by full stop)
  • Title
  • [Computer software or Mobile application software]. (in square brackets, followed by full stop)
  • (Version number). (if applicable, in round brackets, followed by full stop)
  • Publisher. (followed by full stop)
  • URL (if available)
In-text citation

The app Town Square by Huddersfield Town AFC (2015) was a huge success.

..in my use of SolidWorks (Solid Solutions, 2018)

Reference list

Huddersfield Town AFC. (2015). Town Square: Huddersfield Town [Mobile application software]. http://www.htafc.com

Solid Solutions. (2018). SolidWorks 3D CAD [Computer software]. https://www.solidsolutions.co.uk/

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