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Psychological Sciences

APA 7 Style

This discipline requires you to use APA 7 style which is an author-date referencing style based on the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association: the official guide to APA Style.

As an Author-Date style, APA 7th Edition requires two elements: an in-text citation and a reference list entry.

  • In-text citation: author's name, year of publication and a page number if you use a direct quote.

  • Reference list: entries are organised alphabetically by the author surname, contain everything required for others to locate the information, and are located at the end of your work starting on a new page.

Different types of sources will look different in your reference list. For example, a reference list entry for a book requires four to five pieces of information (author, date, title, publisher details and DOI or URL). Whereas a journal article requires more (author, date, article title, journal title, volume and issue number, page range and DOI).

Click on the link below to access the Library's APA 7th Edition guide;

The Library also subscribes to Academic Writer, a tool designed to help you use the APA style. It has quick guides, tutorials, self-quizzes, sample papers, references, tables, and figures. Click on the link below to get started;

Referencing Management Software

The Library provides access to software that allows you to collect, organise, and sort, your citations. You can also use it to reference when writing. For more information, click on the following link;