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From Semester 1, 2020, courses* using APA referencing will use APA 7th edition format.
*exception - Nursing see the guides held on the Databases and Websites - Nursing page.
Work through our learner managed online APA 7the ed. course, for step-by-step guidance and practice. Click on the link below (you may need to sign in to Moodle). If the course is not visible, use the self-enrol option.
APA 7th ed Referencing(external link)
NMIT APA Referencing 7th ed Guide [PDF, 480 KB] - Use the interactive Contents page to jump to the examples you need.
Massey University Interactive 7th ed Guide(external link) - This guide allows for customised interactive examples.
NMIT APA Referencing 7th ed Mini Guide [PDF, 359 KB] - Mini guide covering common sources.
NMIT APA 6th guide [PDF, 534 KB] - for courses (other than Nursing) that may have been specifically advised to continue with 6th edition.
Monash University guide(external link) - An interactive guide to citing & referencing in Chicago style.
Note: Chicago referencing style is used by Creative Industries. All other students refer to APA guides.
A brief introduction(external link) - this video [1.46min] from the Robert Gordon University Library gives a good overview of what referencing is and why we do it.
Paraphrasing versus quoting(external link) - An excellent overview produced by SCCC Library.
APA Style Guide FAQs(external link) - visit the American Psychological Association's APA Style page
Zotero - Comprehensive referencing tool recommended for staff/students doing research.
Word Referencing Tool - A useful tool for those with some existing knowledge of APA, however, please note this is not currently updated for APA 7th ed.
Other automatic tools - learn about tools like Citefast & RefME
Academic Integrity - Learn about the importance of academic integrity and how to avoid academic misconduct, including plagiarism.