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Referencing Guide: APA

Find your referencing style and learn how to reference correctly

CDU APA Style

CDU APA 7th style guide 2020

What does APA Referencing look like?

Look at the sample essay below. See how citations appear in an essay and what a reference list looks like

APA 7th resources

The American Psychological Association's APA website has comprehensive styles guidelines by topic and an informative blog: https://apastyle.apa.org/

You can also consult the print edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association available via Library Search .

 

New 7th edition of APA in 2020 (valid from Semester 1 2020 onwards)

If you previously used APA 6th make sure you familiarise yourself with the changes, before starting Semester 1. Open the document below to learn these changes or watch this video to see some of the key changes: https://youtu.be/CctPbzbbRyA 

Mini Videos

Watch the entire APA Referencing Playlist

Watch the entire APA Referencing Playlist

Watch the entire APA Referencing Playlist

Watch the entire APA Referencing Playlist

Watch the entire APA Referencing Playlist

Watch the entire APA Referencing Playlist

How do I...?

1. Remove any formatting you might have put in - no tabs, no extra spaces

2. Make sure all entries are left aligned

3. Select whole list of references

4. To create hanging indent on Windows PC = CTRL + T

5. To create hanging indent on Mac = Command + T

1. Highlight and select all your reference list entries

2. In the toolbar at the top of your word document click on the A-Z icon

3. You may need to add the extra line spaces in again

Writing a paper for Psychology?

Consult the Writing for Psychology guide if you are writing a paper to the conventions of the American Psychological Association.

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