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Referencing using APA 6th

When you have included information from published sources in your work, you must acknowledge this information fully and accurately by:

  • identifying your sources, in a brief format, in the body of your written work (referred to as an in-text citation)
  • providing a detailed list of your sources in an alphabetical list at the end of your work (known as a reference list).

There are a number of officially accepted formats that can be used to reference your work. The University preferred referencing style is APA 6th. However, some departments may prefer another style, and it is wise to check with your academic tutors whether your subject area uses an alternative system.

Please select the type of resource that you are referencing for a guide and examples, or go straight to our list of interactive APA reference builders:

You can download the University's official guides and find out where you can access more help using APA 6th here

If you would like to use EndNote to organise your references, you can find out more information about it here.

Last updated Thursday 23 February 2017
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