The APA (American Psychological Association) referencing style is the most common style in use at UTS. APA covers all subject areas, and is widely used by many academic journals, textbooks, and universities around the world. It is currently in its 7th edition and is usually referred to as APA 7th.
A hard copy of the APA 7th manual is available to borrow from the Library catalogue. Online guides are also available (see below).
Referencing is an essential part of academic communication, serving these 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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- APA 7th referencing guide
- Quick Guide to APA 7th referencing
- Video tutorials (including how to reference images)
- Advice on how to reference generative AI
- APA Style Official Blog: The official companion blog to APA, providing extensive support and clarification for all aspects of the APA 7th style
- Citefast.com: Automated citator for APA 7th (double check your citations for accuracy)
- RefQuest video game: want to learn APA 7th referencing while playing a throwback 8-bit video game? Well RefQuest is for you! From the University of Western Sydney.
- Sample Assignments with APA 7th referencing