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APA 6th Referencing: What is Referencing

Referencing Guides

Extended APA Style Guide

This comprehensive guide (35 pages) is designed to help reference the sources of information you use for your assignments. Examples of in-text references and reference list entries can be found for many different types of resources.

Quick APA Style Guide

View examples for more commonly used resources (books, journal articles, websites) (4 pages)

APA Guide for VET

For VET students who are only required to create a resource list (or bibliography) using the conventions of APA style (6 pages).

Always check with your lecturer or teacher if you are unsure of the guidelines you should follow.

All guides can be downloaded.

Copies of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) are also available to borrow from the LRC at 808.06615 AME.

Why Reference

We are required to reference as it’s the standard way of writing our assignments when at TAFE or University. We are required to acknowledge our sources that we use within our written work and supply a full description of the source at the end of our work. Hence the person who is marking our work knows exactly where our ideas have been formed. If we do not reference we may be plagiarising (using other people’s ideas and words as if they are our own). This is a serious offense at William Angliss.

How do we Reference

To reference we use in-text references and also produce a reference list. At William Angliss Institute, students and staff are required to use the APA 6th system. 

For Example

In-text reference

O’Shannessy, Minett, and Hyde (2008) indicate that tourism can be a multi-faceted word…

Reference list entry

O’Shannessy, V., Minett, D., & Hyde, G. (2008). The road to tourism: Skills for the new professional (2nd ed.). Frenchs                                            Forest,  N.S.W: Pearson Education Australia.




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NEWSFLASH: APA 7th resources are coming!

From 2020, William Angliss Institute will begin using the updated APA 7th style, released in October 2019. Until this time, students and staff should continue to use the APA 6th style as outlined in this guide.

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