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Referencing Guide: APA

Find your referencing style and learn how to reference correctly

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CDU APA 6th Referencing Style Guide (February 2019)

 

What does APA style look like?

Check out this sample essay to see what an essay using APA style referencing looks like.

Resources on APA style

APA Style Blog

The APA Style Blog is the official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. 

APA Quiz

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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

1. Hover mouse over URL

2. Right click

3. Choose 'Remove hyperlink' from menu

To remove ALL hyperlinks in a reference list:

  • highlight your reference list
  • SHIFT + CTRL + F9
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APA Referencing

This is a recorded workshop session on the fundamentals of APA Referencing style.

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Studying Psychology? Look at the APA specific structure.

If you are studying Psychology at CDU you'll be asked to write your papers in APA manuscript style. This is not just about how you cite and compile your references, there are particular conventions for line spacing, indentation and formatting.

An interactive approach to writing essays and research reports in psychology is an essential resource for psychology students. It discusses effective essay and report writing and chapter 4 has example of 'good' essays and 'bad' essays.

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