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APA 7th Edition Referencing: APA 7th Edition

What is Referencing?

When you use another author’s ideas (and this includes paraphrasing, summarising and directly quoting someone), you need to say where you got it from. 

In most cases, you are recording an author’s name, the date they published their work, the title of the work, and who published it.

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Why is referencing important?

Not indicating when and where you have used someone else’s ideas is unethical. It’s also plagiarism. Your lecturer will assume that if something is not referenced, it is your own original idea. Both original thought and research are important skills to learn, and your lecturer needs to differentiate the two in your writing. It also allows your lecturer to fact check what you have written.

APA 7th Edition Printable Referencing Guide With Notes for Endnote

APA 7th Edition Quick Guide

Referencing using APA 7th Edition


The APA 7th edition referencing style is used by these students:

  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Counselling
  • Communication
  • Some Science & Maths students (check with your lecturer)

If unsure, please consult your lecturer or unit guide to see which referencing style you are to use.

APA 7th Edition Books

How to Construct APA 7th Edition References

Formatting your Reference List