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Guide to APA 6th referencing style used at ECU

APA 6th referencing style

APA style is an author-date citation style, which has been adopted by the majority of courses at ECU. Most Law units require adherence to the Australian Guide to Legal Citation referencing style. At postgraduate level, other styles might be preferred in specific disciplines, as advised by the course coordinator or supervisor. See other referencing styles in this guide.

Please note that some specific assignment requirements for your unit may differ from details provided in this guide. Therefore, please check your unit guidelines and assignment instructions, as you may be penalised for not conforming.

Information in this guide is based on:

In this guide you will find:

  • Sample references and information, under the tabs, for a variety of reference types and links to tutorials in APA Style Central;
  • APA Referencing Guide produced by ECU Library - a short printable introductory guide for the most common reference types. This guide has been developed to assist undergraduate students with referencing using APA style;
  • Academic Writer (formerly: APA Style Central) database

APA Referencing Guide (pdf)

Academic Writer (formerly: APA Style CENTRAL)

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association

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