Referencing allows you to use the work of others to add weight and significance to your reports, essays, presentations without "stealing" their words and ideas. Referencing consists of two elements:
You can reference any of the following (once information is communicated):
books, articles from journals, magazines and newspapers, websites, webpages, documents on websites (PDFs, PPT slides), lecture notes, YouTube videos, blogs, annual reports ...
Much gratitude to:
Mark Collins in James Cook University, Australia for his permission to use his APA 6th edition template and material. Also thank you for all the wonderful advice. Much appreciated. Librarians really are the best.
Check with your APA library contact for help at: uoconnor
AUTHORS: Use only initials for the author’s first and middle names.
TITLES: Capitalize only first word, proper nouns and proper adjectives in titles and subtitles
PUBLICATION DATE: Use the most recent date listed. Use n.d. for no date.
PUBLICATION PLACE US Publishers: Give the town and two letter US state abbreviation used by United States Postal Service. For non US publishers give the town and country, e.g. Dublin, Ireland.
ITALICIZE Only italicize book titles, journal titles and volume number. Do NOT italicize issue numbers.
Always check with your lecturer/supervisor on the referencing style that they require. From September 2016 the library will be supporting the use of APA 6th edition for the Business School.
Main reasons are because: