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Guide to APA 6th referencing style used at ECU


This Referencing Library Guide provides guidance for referencing using APA style, 6th ed. 2010. Information in this guide is based on:

  • American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
  • APA Style Central database
  • APA style guide to electronic references
  • APA style blog

In this guide you will find:

  • 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, including subject specific sources;
  • The ECU APA Referencing Guide produced by ECU Library - a short printable introductory quick guide for the most common reference types;
  • APA Style Central database - a comprehensive and authoritative online resource that provides access to videos, quizzes, and a searchable collection of sample references, as well as information on academic writing and research in the psychology field. This database also provides links to the relevant sections of the "Publication manual of the American Psychological Association" and the "APA style guide to electronic references".

Print copies of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association are available from the Library.

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

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association


Referencing Assistance

For general advice regarding referencing and questions regarding specific reference types, email your question to the Library and a librarian will attend to your query.

For advice on academic writing and referencing, please contact a Learning Adviser on the following email address: (if you are  studying on the Mt Lawley or Joondalup Campuses) or (if you are at studying at the Bunbury Campus), or attend one of the assignment drop-in sessions listed in Blackboard under the Academic Skills Centre. 

APA Style Blog