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Referencing Course(external link)
Work through this self-directed course at your own pace to learn what referencing is and how to do it.

Referencing guides

APA Style

NMIT printable guide [PDF, 534 KB] - A basic guide showing referencing examples for most common sources. See the guides below for more information.

Interactive guide (Massey University)(external link) - Recommended guide for thorough coverage of a large variety of source examples and information.

Recommended guide for Nursing [PDF, 1.6 MB] - APA guide produced by Ara Institute of Canterbury (formerly CPIT).

Recommended guide for Social Sciences [PDF, 333 KB] - APA guide prepared by Dr Donna Swift.

Chicago Style

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.

What is Referencing?

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.

How to reference using APA - an intro(external link) [3.07min]- learn about the two essential parts to every reference, in text citation and reference list.

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

Automatic Referencing Tools

Zotero - Comprehensive referencing tool recommended for staff/students doing research.

Word Referencing Tool - A useful tool for those with some existing knowledge of APA.

Other automatic tools - learn about tools like Citefast & RefME


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