Referencing: Using APA

If your assessment or research requires APA referencing, refer to Library Guide APA 7th Referencing on how to apply this author-date referencing style.
Monday 7 August 2023

As Harvard (author-date) referencing style is being phased out, APA 7th is the author-date referencing style to use for assessment and research. However, research students who started their research prior to 2023 will be supported in their use of Harvard until they complete their studies.

Before writing your reference list or bibliography, check with teaching staff which style to use and refer to the instructions included with your assessment. If you are required to use an author-date referencing style, APA 7th is the style to apply.

The APA 7th referencing style is based on the APA's official style guide Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition) published by the American Psychological Association in 2020.

Library guide APA 7th

Refer to Library Guide APA 7th Referencing for guidance and examples.


The Library Guide explains how to:

  • present referencing information within the flow of your writing/assessment for:
  1. in-text referencing
  2. direct quotes
  3. paraphrasing
  4. citing multiple works


The Library Guide shows how to reference various formats:

The Library Guide also includes a section on generative AI and a sample reference list.

Referencing support

Access the following support to help you reference correctly.