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About APA referencing

APA (American Psychological Association) citation style refers to the rules and conventions established by the American Psychological Association for documenting sources used in a research paper or assignment.

APA style requires both in-text citations and a reference list. For every in-text citation there should be a full citation in the reference list and vice versa. APA is used in Psychology, Counselling and also in Sport & Exercise-related subjects.

Useful APA Guides:

Cite Them Right Online (CTRO) for APA

Cite Them Right Online (CTRO) is a comprehensive referencing resource. It will help you to cite and reference just about any source. There is also information on the basics of referencing, top 10 referencing tips, understanding plagiarism and lots more.

There are now separate sections for specific referencing styles.

CTRO for APA   


CTRO Tutorial

CTRO have produced a tutorial to help you make best use of the software:  Access the APA tutorial