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APA 6th Edition - University of Lincoln

Referencing system for Psychology


In-text citation (Paraphrase)

(Howitt, 2011)


In-text citation (Quotation)

(Howitt, 2011, p.24)


In-text citation (Quotation) ebook reader

(Gladwell, 2008, Chapter 1, Section 2, para. 5)

(In ebook readers there are no page numbers so you should refer to the chapter section and paragraph number (abbreviated where long).


Reference List


Howitt, D. (2011). Introduction to research methods in psychology. Retrieved from

Haslam, S. (2003). Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology (SAGE Foundations of

Psychology series) [Kindle DX version]. Retrieved from


  • The Reference List entry for a whole e-book should include elements of author, date, title (with e-reader book type in square brackets, e.g. [Kindle version] if applicable
  • Italicise the title (but not the bracketed material), and source (URL or Digital Object Identifier (DOI)). 
  • If the book was read through an online library (e.g. Google Books, Dawsonera or MyiLibrary) and not on an e-reader device, omit the bracketed information from the reference.
  • Give the commercial URL of the ebook supplier, NOT the university web address of the databasee.g. the correct URL for Dawsonera titles is and for MyiLibrary it is

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