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Anatomy: Referencing & Writing

Citing & Referencing

A citation or referencing style is a standardized way of crediting the materials used in your research. Ask your lecturer if you are unsure which style to use. 

 

APA citation style.

APA is the publishing style established by the American Psychological Association. APA style is used in all of the books and journals that the association publishes, and is widely adopted in the social and behavioural sciences.

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Options for Managing References

Tips on choosing and using citation styles (also called referencing styles) plus using systems such as EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley.

Citation databases

If you find a great article on your topic, you can use a citation database to track down related articles.