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36200 & 36201 Arguments, Evidence and Intuition: Referencing

In this guide:

You will need to use the APA style for this subject. The Interactive APA Referencing Guide is your best friend.

Journal article

To reference a journal article, you need:

  • the author or authors of the journal article
  • the year the journal article was published
  • the title of the article
  • the journal title (in italics)
  • volume and issue numbers
  • page numbers
  • URL or DOI (if online)

Here's an example:

Gursoy, A., Wickett, K., & Feinberg, M. (2018). Understanding tag functions in a moderated, user-generated metadata ecosystem. Journal of Documentation, 74(3), 490–508. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-09-2017-0134

Government report

To reference a government report you need:

  • author
  • year
  • title (in italics)
  • type of source (if applicable)
  • date (day and month if available)
  • report number (if available)
  • URL or DOI (if online)

Here's an example:

Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2009). Education and work, Australia, May 2009. http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6227.0?OpenDocument


To reference a dataset you need:

  • author/s
  • year
  • title of the dataset 
  • name of data repository (in italics)
  • the words: [data set]
  • the word: retrieved, followed by the date that you viewed the dataset as: day month year
  • URL or DOI

Here's an example:

Pew Research Center. (2018). American trends panel Wave 26 [Data Set]. Retrieved October 21, 2019, from https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/dataset/americantrends-