Please note From Semester 1 2020, courses* using APA referencing will use the format of the newly published APA 7th edition publication manual. Refer to the new APA Referencing 7th edition guides below. 

*exception - Nursing who are still following APA 6th ed. in line with Ara Institute - see the guides held on the Databases and Websites- Nursing page, or your Nursing Moodle homepage.

Free Online Referencing Course

Now updated to 7th edition! Work through our self-directed online course, for step-by-step guidance and hands-on practice. This course should appear as one of your Moodle(external link) courses (sign-in first). 

Referencing guides

APA STYLE 7th edition

Full guides covering extensive source types

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.

Mini guide covering common sources

NMIT APA Referencing 7th ed Mini Guide [PDF, 359 KB]

Key changes between APA 6th and 7th edition

APA 6th & 7th changes -document [PDF, 251 KB] 
or short video(external link) - the first 2 mins cover the most notable referencing changes. 


APA STYLE 6th edition

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.

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.

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, however, please note this is not currently updated for APA 7th ed.

Other automatic tools - learn about tools like Citefast & RefME


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