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Notice: Release of APA 7th edition

A new edition of the APA manual was released in October 2019. Please note that APA 7th edition will be the referencing style supported by ECU from Semester 1, 2020. The ECU Library Services Centre will be updating all relevant materials for semester 1, 2020.

Not all Schools will switch immediately. Please check with your unit coordinator to ensure you know which version you will need to use. Some APA 6th materials will remain available for student use during the transition period.

Referencing Library Guide

The Referencing Library Guide provides information on referencing at ECU.

Most units taught at ECU will require the use of the American Psychological Association (APA) style of referencing.

The guide contains information about referencing as well as examples of in-text citations, the reference list and various reference types in APA Style.

The Referencing guide also contains links to a brief printable Quick Guide to APA Referencing and the Academic Writer database.

See the FAQ How can I contact a Librarian to find out how to book an appointment for referencing help.

Academic Writer

Academic Writer is produced by the American Psychological Association.

It's a comprehensive and authoritative online resource designed to assist with referencing, academic writing and publishing in APA Style.

Access videos, guides, quizzes, a searchable collection of sample references and online tools and templates.

Academic Integrity

Referencing is a requirement in all your academic work.

It's a formal way to let your readers know exactly where you found your information and acknowledges other authors’ words and ideas that you have used in your own work.

Failure to reference can be considered plagiarism, which is a serious offence and is considered academic misconduct.

As a student you're responsible for acting with academic integrity, and there's further information about this on the Student Intranet.

Referencing workshops

Referencing drop-in sessions and workshops will run until the end of semester.

Law students

Most LAW coded units require adherence to the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC) referencing style.

The AGLC covers legal materials including cases, legislation, journal articles, books, parliamentary debates (Hansard), legal encyclopaedias, loose leaf services, working papers, treaties, United Nations materials, and more.

The citation of hard copy and online sources is addressed.

For information about how to set up the AGLC4 legal output style in EndNote, visit the Referencing Output Styles page in the EndNote Library Guide.

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