All references cited within the text are listed with more detail in the Reference List at the end of the paper. Only references cited within the text are included in the Reference List.
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Each reference is listed alphabetically according to the author’s surname or by title if no author is listed.
Where a work has more than one author, list the names in the order as they appear.
For works with up to 20 authors list all authors. Where a work has 21 or more authors include the first 19 authors, an ellipsis (...) and then the last author’s name.
The second and subsequent lines of a citation are indented. Use single spacing within a citation and double spacing between citations.
Do not use numbering or bullet points.
For electronic resources, use a DOI where available in place of the publishing details.
As the writer of an academic work, you will need to consult a number of different sources, including books, articles, reports and electronic resources, to support your own thoughts and ideas. Using a number of sources that discuss different perspectives and ideas about a topic will allow you to write a well-formed paper.
The College has adopted the 7th edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) style of referencing sources. The APA system uses the author-date system, for example (Smith, 2012), to make a brief reference to the sources in the text. The full details of the sources are then written at the end of the academic work in the Reference List.
Calibri, Arial or Times New Roman, size 12 font, 2 cm (min) margin, 1.5 cm (min) line spacing. Watch a video tutorial on the basics of APA style.
Look for the 'cite'/'citation' function in databases or on Google Scholar to speed up the referencing process.
(Always check against the ACPE Style and Referencing Guidelines before submitting)
For all presentation and formatting guidelines (e.g., font style and size, margin and line spacing), it is best to refer to the assessment guide for specific formatting requirements for assessment tasks.
When you search the library catalogue use the Cite This! function as a template to APA, then always check ACPE's style and referencing guide.
When you search across all the databases, click on the article title you need, then
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use the cite function as a template to APA, then always check ACPE's style and referencing guide.
The tutorial below shows you how.
Any time information from another source is used in your assignment, a short in-text reference to that source must be provided. You can incorporate an author's findings, ideas, and work into your paper by paraphrasing or using direct quotations.
Paraphrasing: an author’s work is expressed in your own words.
To paraphrase means to rewrite the original text (or part of) in your own words, without changing the intended meaning. Simply substituting synonyms for some of the words is not enough as you need to indicate to your lecturer that you understand what the author is saying. Paraphrasing is preferred over direct quotations.
A good way of managing this is to read a paragraph and then, without referring back to the book, write down your understanding of what the paragraph means.
Direct quotations: an author’s work is quoted word for word inside quotation marks or indented in a block format. Use direct quotations