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Dr Peter Butler, Manager, Learning, CSU Wagga Page 1 of 16 12.ii.2010 APA Referencing Summary A guide to referencing based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6 th ed.). This summary gives examples of the APA referencing style for a number of information sources that you will commonly use. If you cannot find the relevant pattern here, then refer to the APA Publication Manual (6 th ed.). Learning Skills highly recommends that you purchase a copy of Robert Perrin’s Pocket Guide to APA Style (3rd ed.) from the Co-op Bookshop. You should also explore using the EndNote software, which you can download for free from the library website. EndNote helps you to reference correctly, and to organize your research and notes. Go to: http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library/research/endnote/index.html Contents Page Principles The Reference List 2 In-text Citations 2 Page and Paragraph Numbers 2 Print Resources Books 3 Periodicals (Journals, Newspapers, and Magazines in print) 6 CSU Subject Outlines and Readings 8 Audiovisual Media 8 Electronic Media Basic Principles 9 Online Journal Articles 10 Electronic Books 11 Curriculum and Course Materials Reference Materials 12 Technical and Research Reports 13 General Interest Media 14 Websites 15 Secondary and Other Sources 15 This APA Referencing Summary is located at: http://www.csu.edu.au/division/studserv/learning/referencing/index.htm Revised in 2010
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Peter Butler, Manager, Learning, CSU Wagga Page 2 of 16 12.ii.2010 Some Basic Principles The Reference List In-text Citations Page Numbers (APA, 2010, p. 180; Perrin, 2009, p. 63, para. 4a. Also APA, 2010, p. 184, para. 6.27; Perrin, 2009, p.88, para. 6b) A reference list is an alphabetically arranged list of sources used in a paper. It starts on a new page immediately after the last page of the paper. The list has the heading References (centred, not in italics, and not underlined). Each reference has a hanging indent of 1 cm. See the examples on the following pages. No bullets or numbers. It is helpful to add extra space (8 pts) after each entry. Hint: begin your reference list as you start work on your assignment, adding items as you locate each source. This will save time and energy later. EndNote will help with this. 1. Names of authors appear in the order listed on the title page, not alphabetical order. The names of up to and including seven authors are listed, with all of their names inverted (e.g. Smith, P. G.). An ampersand (&) joins the last two names in the series. 2. If a work has eight or more authors, the first six are listed in full, followed by an ellipsis, and then the last author’s name. An ellipsis ( . . . ) is three periods with a
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