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APA referencing

What is referencing?

Referencing is a way of acknowledging the sources you have used to support your arguments in an essay or assignment. Importantly, referencing will avoid plagiarism!

Plagiarism is passing off someone else's work as your own, be it ideas, graphics or statistics, and is as serious an offence as cheating in an exam.

Citing or referencing?
A citation is the part of a reference found in the body of your work. A citation is comprised of the author, the year of publication, and in some case a page number. Citation is also known as in‐text referencing.

Examples for referencing different resources

Online referencing tools

1.  Select the resource type

2.  Select the format

3.  Use the example to create the reference for your particular resource

NoodleTools Express: APA

Construct and test your references with this free online tool.