Chapter 5: The Literature Review

5.7 APA Referencing (from JIBC Online Library)

As part of creating a social sciences focused literature review, you will be required to provide a reference list of all of the sources that appear in your paper. The American Psychological Association (APA) has developed a style of referencing that is widely accepted in the social sciences. Specifically, APA referencing is a set of rules for writing and referencing (citing) your sources. The purpose of referencing your sources is to give credit where credit is due (i.e., someone else´s work) and to ensure that you avoid being accused of plagiarism (i.e., putting forth someone else´s work as your own).

The current version of the APA manual in use is the 6th edition.  You can get everything you need regarding APA referencing at the following link: American Psychological Association Reference.


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