Referencing

Referencing is a standardised way of acknowledging in your writing where you found any words, ideas, etc that are from other people’s work.

Your work will have a mix of your own ideas and other people’s. If the ideas are not yours, you must either paraphrase and/or quote (called an in-text citation).

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APA: In-text citation examples

To acknowledge someone else’s work, you must either quote or paraphrase, or do a combination of both.

In-text-citations

  See examples and explanations of paraphrasing and quoting.

APA: Reference list examples

At the end of your assignment, list all the references (different sources) that you paraphrased and/or quoted from.

Each source type (journal article, book chapter, website, etc) has slightly different formatting.

APA-reference-list

Videos

APA referencing: Getting started (2:12)

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APA: In-text citations (3:02)

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APA: Reference lists (1:34)

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Book chapters (2.08)
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