The School of Psychology and The School of Sport and Exercise Science
use the APA referencing style.
Helpful tips are available on the APA website http://www.apastyle.org
The APA website provides a useful beginner's tutorial to APA style which shows
how to cite references in text and provides selected reference examples:
Why should I reference?
Referencing is important in academic writing and an essential part of any of your assignments. It:
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What should I reference?
You should always reference a source when:
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Yes! While RefWorks should generally handle the formatting for you, there are still opportunities for error. You are still responsible for your final product, and you will want to proofread for spelling, capitalization, and general formatting. Make sure that the data that has been stored in RefWorks is correct as it can only reflect what has been exported into it. If you find problems, you can either fix them in the citation in your RefWorks database and regenerate your paper, or just make the changes in your final Word document before printing it.