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APA 7th referencing style

This is a guide to using the APA 7th referencing style from the American Psychological Association. It is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

What is APA 7th?

The “APA style” is an author-date style for citing and referencing information in assignments and publications. This guide is based on the "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association" 7th edition (2019).

Important information Always check with your lecturer or tutor about the referencing style preferred by the School. There may be differences.

About referencing

This referencing style guide provides a set of rules on how to acknowledge the thoughts, ideas and works of others when you use them in your own work.

Many types of publication examples have been provided in this guide. If you cannot find the example you need, you can:

Further resources

Check your APA 7th knowledge

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  • allow you to check your understanding and avoid some common mistakes when using APA 7th referencing style
  • take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete
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