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APA (7th Edition) Referencing Guide

Guide to APA citation style using the 7th Edition of the APA Style Manual.

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This is a guide to the 7th Edition of APA style, which is a recent update to the APA citation style.

Your lecturer may prefer APA 6th Edition. Check your subject outline to see which version of APA you have been asked to use. If the subject outline does not specify which APA edition you should be using, please check with your lecturer.

If you are supposed to use APA 6th Edition, please go to the APA (6th Edition) Referencing Guide:


Report or Datacube from the ABS or AIHW:

Corporate author. (Date). Title: Subtitle (No. xxxx). URL

Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2019). Disability, ageing and carers, Australia: Summary of findings, 2018 (No.4430.0).

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2011). The health of Australia's prisoners 2010 (No. PHE 149).


Include a retrieval date if the contents of the page are designed to change over time:

Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2019). Population clock. Retrieved November 26, 2019.

Please Note:

Not all documents downloaded from the ABS or the AIHW will have catalogue numbers. Only include the number if it is applicable. If you aren't sure if your document has a catalogue number, contact InfoHelp for advice.

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