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Guide to APA 6th referencing style used at ECU

American Psychological Association (APA) style

APA style is an author-date citation style. It has been adopted by the majority of courses at ECU. Information in this guide is based on:

In this guide you will find:

  • Getting started: An introduction and overview of the key components of referencing using the APA style;
  • Sample references and information, under the tabs, for a variety of reference types;
  • APA Referencing Guide produced by ECU Library - a short printable introductory guide for the most common reference types;
  • APA Style Central database

APA Referencing Guide (pdf) - short "quick" guide

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association


Referencing Assistance

For general advice regarding referencing and questions relating to specific reference types, email your question to the Library and a librarian will attend to your query. Please check information on this guide in the first instance.

APA Style Blog

American Psychological Association. APA Style. Quick Answers - References

APA website: some common reference examples and links.