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.
NOTE* The Microsoft Referencing tool is still using APA 6th edition referencing - check our APA 7 guide to make sure your references are correct when using it.
Excellent video on APA referencing and the Word referencing tool.
1. Select the resource type
2. Select the format
3. Use the example to create the reference for your particular resource
Construct and test your references with this free online tool.