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APA Referencing Guide

The referencing style of the American Psychological Association, or APA, is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.) which was published in late 2019. APA is widely recognised and used by many academic journals, textbooks and universities around the world.

Referencing is an essential part of academic communication. It serves five main purposes:

  • To support claims, arguments and assertions in your work.
  • To show evidence of reading and research.
  • To give credit to the authors of any material that you have referred to in your work.
  • To help readers find the sources of information you have cited.
  • To ensure academic integrity and avoid accusations of plagiarism.

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