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How to cite references: psychology (APA)

The APA referencing style is used predominantly in the fields of psychology and the behavioural sciences. It is a form of the Harvard referencing system which uses the author date method to cite other published works used within a piece of research.

Guidance on the use of APA Referencing is available in the following places:

Websites

APA Style Website
Official American Psychological Association publication style website. It includes resources and tutorials covering the use of the APA style including how to reference.

APA (6th Edition) Referencing Guide by Curtin University
Specific APA referencing guide including guidance on general use and also tables with examples of how to present your citations both in text and at the end of your piece of work.

Library Resources

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - 001.42 AME (Reference copy only)

Pocket guide to APA Style - 808.06615