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APA 7th Edition - University of Lincoln

APA 7th edition

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How to use this guide

This guide has the same content as the  Library's APA Referencing Handbook but the information is arranged in a different way. To find out how you would reference a particular source, use the options on the blue left hand menu bar. So if you needed to find out how to reference a book with four authors, hover over the Books section on the blue menu bar and use the drop down menu to select the Book with three to 20 authors option. This provides an example of how to reference this particular source in APA 7th style.

The four most commonly cited sources are listed first (books, journal articles, official publications and reports, and websites). Under Other sources are lots of other different sources of information - including social media, newspaper articles and TV programmes - just select the relevant one to see an example of how you reference this in APA 7th.

Getting Started with APA referencing

APA referencing (7th ed.) is used for the Schools of Education, Psychology, and Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Lincoln.

The APA referencing style is published in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The 7th edition of the Manual was published in October 2019 and covers all aspects of writing in APA style. The Library's referencing information is based on the guidance in the Publication Manual.

Help with APA referencing

If you need any help with APA referencing or have any queries please contact your Subject Librarian:

Alexis Lamb (
(Academic Subject Librarian for Psychology and Sport and Exercise Science)

Subject guides available at:


Tracey Newby (
(Academic Subject Librarian for Education)

Subject guide available at:

Recordings of Library APA referencing webinars

                            Link to Introduction to APA referencing library webinar

                Link to webinar on changes introduced in APA 7th


The Library also runs Introduction to APA referencing webinars if you would prefer to attend an online session. You can view all upcoming Library webinars here 

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