APA 7th Referencing Guide — PDF

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APA Referencing Guide — PDF

PDF referencing guide (PDF download).


  • A PDF is a file format in which a publication has been saved. A PDF can contain all kinds of documents, e.g. a journal article, a government report or company report.
  • If you are not sure what kind of document it is, please contact the Library.
  • The rule for most of PDF documents is to stick to the webpage format:
    Author. (Year). Title. URL .
  • The author/s could be individual people or an organisation. When the author and publisher (or hosting website) are the same name, do not include the publisher in the reference list.
  • The URL can be quite long for PDFs hosted on the web. If you are referencing a long URL, you are encouraged to use a URL shortening service, e.g. Bitly or TinyURL.

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