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APA referencing

American Psychological Association (APA) referencing tutorial including links to activities, quizzes and reference examples from the style guide

Formatting activity

Activity for correctly formatting citations in academic writing

Inserting references

Where to insert a reference for direct quotes, short quotes and block quotes; references at the beginning middle and end of sentence


APA referencing, an in-text referencing style. Where to include citations and how to provide full bibliographic details.


Paraphrasing is when you use someone else's ideas and put them in your own words. Learn more about paraphrasing here.

Reference list

Explanation of using a reference list in academic assessment tasks including a summary list of common APA reference list conventions


How to correctly use different referencing styles in academic writing to avoid plagiarism and get better marks.

What is referencing?

Why you must use references, the dangers of plagiarism, and different ways to use referencing.