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Referencing: APA 6


The APA Referencing Style is an author-date citation style. It has two main features:

  • In-text citations, when you refer to another author's work you must cite your source by providing the last name(s) of the author(s) and the year of publication.
  • The reference list which appears at the end of your assignment and includes a full description of each source you have cited, listing them in alphabetical order by the author's last name.


This guide will provide you with detailed style notes and examples of how to cite material using version six of the APA Style.

For a comprehensive guide go to the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association.

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