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Self Paced Referencing Course

1. Learn: Referencing Overview

​In this unit:

►  Describe the three steps in referencing.

►  Locate the Referencing and Plagiarism Guide on the Library website.

For more videos on Referencing see the Library TV Channel.

To create references in your written work, there are 3 main steps to follow:

Step 1:

When taking notes and gathering information, write down all the relevant bibliographic details of your information sources, such as author, date of publication, title, publisher and place of publication, etc.

Step 2:

Insert a brief in-text citation (also known as an in-text reference) at the place within the text of your assignment where this information is used. Here is an example of an in-text citation/reference in the APA style:

(Langford, 2002, p.22)



Step 3:

At the end of your assignment, add a reference list containing all your end-text citations. Here is an example of an end-text citation in the APA style:

Langford. M. (2002). Basic photography. Oxford: Focal Press.



The Library at South Metropolitan TAFE provides information and support for the APA Referencing style. Details about applying this style in your assignments can be found on our  Referencing and Plagiarism Guide.

You can follow the link or navigate to the guide from the Library Homepage by using the APA Referencing Quicklink:

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2. Quiz: Referencing Overview

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