This section provides guidance on the use of the APA 7th referencing style. You will find basic guidance and links to the APA website for further advice.
APA is a in-text citations and reference list referencing system. This means that all sources should be immediately cited with an in-text reference when they are mentioned in your work, and a full reference should appear in the reference list at the end of your work.
An in-text citation consists of the author or authors’ surname(s), and the year the source was published. If you are quoting, or otherwise referring to a particular part of the source, it should also include the page or paragraph number.
An in-text citation may look like this:
If the whole of the work by Hall was being cited, not only a specific section, then the in-text citation might look like this:
The reference list should contain full details of everything you have cited in your assignment. Each reference should follow the format for its source type, as given below or on the APA Style Website, which allows readers to see the full information needed to trace the item.
All the references should be listed in alphabetical order of author’s name, regardless of format.
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