APA 7th edition manual

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).

Why reference

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

Take the Avoiding Plagiarism quiz to see how much you know about plagiarism.

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