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APA Referencing

Citing sources in APA format

Getting Started: What Does APA Require?

APA referencing is a way to acknowledge the ideas and information from other authors and sources that have contributed to your work. When you use information from a source (articles, books, etc.), you must provide bibliographic information for that source on your references page. In addition, each source on your references page must also be cited in the body of your paper using and date as a cross-reference.

♦ The narrative and parenthetical citations give the author(s) name and appear in the body of your paper immediately before or after the      information you have used from a source.
♦ The complete bibliographic reference includes additional publication information about the source and is provided at the end of your paper on the references page.

The author name as cited in the text and the list must match. Review this example.

It is important to take notes and keep track of where you get ideas and information for your papers. The first place to start is with the bibliographic information for your references page.


American Psychological Association. (2019). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).

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