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Referencing Guide: APA

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APA 6th Referencing

CDU APA 6th Referencing Style Guide (February 2019)

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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 Style Online and APA Manuscript Structure

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What does APA style look like?

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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. It's run by a group of experts who work with APA Style every day.

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Reference list punctuation

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APA Referencing

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

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