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Referencing and Plagiarism: Welcome

Referencing in the APA style.


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Referencing and Plagiarism

This guide will help you to understand how to correctly cite the sources of information you use when writing your assignments and papers.   Find information about

  • 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 - check out the Quick Examples boxes to the right.

You can use this guide along with our Self-Paced Referencing Course

South Metropolitan TAFE APA Referencing Guide

South Metropolitan TAFE Library APA Referencing guide, based on the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2020). 


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Quick Examples - In-text Citations

Quick Examples - End-text References

Your reference list should include full entries for all of the material you have cited in the body of your written work. The layout of your entry will be different depending on the type of information you are referring to. Choose your layout based on what you are referencing.

APA 7th ed. After 6th July 2020