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I need to reference something in APA 6: I need to reference something in APA 6

I need to reference something in APA 6

APA 6 - Transition page

From September 2021 our standard referencing style is APA 7.  For the academic year 2021-2022 returning students who have previously used APA 6 can continue to use APA 6.  

Unless you are asked to use another style by your course teaching team all new students should use APA 7.  Students who will not complete their studies this year will be expected to use APA 7 by academic year 2022-2023.

APA referencing guide

We don't cover everything in our guide.  Here are some places to look for more examples and for advice on building a reference when you can't find an example. 

If you still need some help, visit the library Helpdesk or contact us.

If there is no named author, or other information is missing, you may want to consider if the resource is suitable for academic work.  There may be good reasons for you to use a resource with missing information and you can follow the advice on these blog posts from the APA to create your references and citations. 

This is a PDF version of the first blog post.  It is not quite as complete but the layout is clearer: 

When your in-text citation includes two or more works, order them the same way they appear in the reference list (i.e. alphabetically), separated by a semi-colon.

Studies of reading in childhood have produced mixed results (Albright, Wayne, & Fortinbras, 2004; Gibson, 2011; Smith & Wexwood, 2010).

You can read more about citing sources on the APA blog


Referencing and acknowledging in your creative work

Referencing and acknowledgement are often used interchangeably and this can cause confusion when using images in your creative work. In this guide we make the distinction between acknowledging the images you use (often part of the terms and conditions of using a copyright cleared image) and referencing and citing your sources, an essential part of academic writing.

How do I cite my sources?