This guide offers examples of how to cite sources in your text body and how to include them in your reference list.
All examples follow the APA style of academic referencing. This style is commonly used both in the social sciences in general and at CBS in particular.
Why should I reference?
Referencing is important in academic writing and an essential part of any assignment as it:
What should I reference?
You should always reference a source when:
NB! Some CBS programmes may not follow the APA style - Please check out the guidelines for YOUR programme
Need to know more about Plagiarism?
Check out the CBS Library guide Working with Integrity as a CBS Student
Need to know more about referencing software?
Have a look at our Mendeley guide
Need to know more about other referencing styles?
If you need to use a referencing style other than APA, please check out these library guides:
The APA citation style is primarily used by in the fields of business, social sciences, health, and education. The official guide is published by the American Psychological Association.
Please visit What's new in APA 7th? for a summary of the differences between 6th and 7th editions.
Need the APA 6th Guide? Find it here.
In the APA Style and Grammar Guidelines you will find information on other formatting than in-text citations and bibliography. For example formatting for tables and figures.
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This guide was adapted and inspired from the APA 7th Edition guide at Santa Fe College Library and Charleston Southern University Library. Thanks to Diana Matthews and Joe Fox for permission to use their work.