Referencing is a method of acknowledging sources of information that you have used to undertake an assignment. There are several different referencing systems used in academic writing. APU uses the 7th edition APA (American Psychological Association) referencing style which is a variant of the Harvard system which uses the author-date method of referencing.

The following materials has been prepared by APU Library and American Psychological Association (APA). They are downloadable and helpful in maintaining the consistency of the referencing style throughout your academic work.

It is important that you must acknowledge all information sources you have used while writing your paper. Failure to acknowledge your sources will result in plagiarism.