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APA Referencing and Plagiarism: Introduction

This Guide will help you to correctly reference your assignments using the APA style.

Central Regional TAFE Referencing Guide

IMPORTANT CHANGES for the 7th edition of APA.

  • Place of publication is no longer required
  • DOIs and URL’s are now both presented as hyperlinks. Hyperlinks can be presented as live links or as plain text. Links should be live if the work can only be read online.
  • DOI: is no longer used. Format is the same as a URL i.e.  https://doi.org/xxxxx
  • No longer need to include the words "Retrieved from" before a URL. Only required when a retrieval date is needed.
  • Database names and URLs for items in academic research databases should not be included in references, except for databases that include works of limited circulation - for these items include the name of the database and the URL for the specific work.
  • For e-books that do not have a DOI or a directly linking URL, the reference should be the same as the reference for the print version.
  • The in-text citation for works with three or more authors is now shortened right from the first citation. You only include the first author’s name and “et al.”.

Referencing and Plagiarism

FIND OUT:

  • WHY you should use referencing, and how to avoid plagiarism.
  • WHEN and WHERE you should cite your sources.
  • HOW to cite different formats of information (like books, or journal articles, or reports) using the APA style.

Acknowledgement

We thank South Metropolitan TAFE Library for allowing their guide content to be adapted for use in this guide.

 

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