The School of Psychology and The School of Sport and Exercise Science use the APA referencing style.
The 7th edition of the APA's Publication Manual was released in October 2019 and the Library's support
material has been updated to reflect the 7th edition.
Helpful tips are also available on the APA website http://www.apastyle.org
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:
If you are unsure use this flowchart to check whether you need to reference (click on the image to enlarge).
RefWorks is referencing software which allows you to:
It's available to all staff and students, please go to the RefWorks page on the Library website to create an account and find out more:
Yes! While RefWorks should generally handle the formatting for you, there are still opportunities for error. You are still responsible for your final reference list, and you will want to proofread for spelling, capitalisation, 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.