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The American Psychological Association (APA) System

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APA is one of several styles of referencing - it determines the way you enter your references into your assignment text and how you lay out the full reference list at the end of your work.  This ensures that all references are uniform in style.

You will probably use a range of sources in your research such as books, journal articles and websites etc.  All these will need to be referenced in the correct way using the APA style.

Follow the links to see examples of how to insert references into your assignment text and how to compile your final reference list correctly for each different type of source used.

You may find it useful to refer to the Psychology written assessment guidelines:

Thinking & Writing Psychologically: A Guide to Assessment