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Referencing toolkit: an introduction to referencing and APA

Our advice is based on the 6th edition of the APA's Publication Manual. A new, 7th edition, was published in October 2019 but students should continue to follow advice and use tools based on the 6th edition.


This is a one hour lecture aimed at students who are new to referencing or need a refresher. It has interactive activities and can be delivered in a lecture or workshop setting. 

The toolkit contains

  1. PowerPoint presentation with interactive student activities to introduce why we reference, plagiarism and the basics of referencing using APA
  2. Lesson plan including learning outcomes and description of range of activities
  3. Student hand-outs
  4. Optional add-on sets of subject slides that highlight how to reference sources common to specific disciplines
  5. Post-session reinforcement through Interactive online learning resource

Presentation and lesson plan

Image from Microsoft PowerPoint  2010

Post-session online interactive tutorial