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APA Referencing: What is Referencing

Referencing Guides

Click on the APA Style Guide to view our extended and comprehensive referencing guide (35 pages). This guide is designed to help reference the sources of information we use for our assignments. Examples of in-text references and reference list entries can be found for many different types of resources, this guide can be downloaded.

Alternatively click on the Quick APA Style Guide to view examples of commonly used resources (4 pages). This guide 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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