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APA (7th Edition) Referencing Guide

Guide to APA citation style using the 7th Edition of the APA Style Manual. This guide is in Beta mode, and some links and pages will become available shortly.

Check With Your Lecturer

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:

APA7th Edition and EndNote

EndNote has released a style for APA 7th Edition, however the style is quite buggy and needs some work.

We recommend using the style to get the rough pieces of your referencing in place, but not relying on it. After you have finished using EndNote to populate your references, Convert to Plain Text and use a guide or the APA Publication Manual to correct any mistakes.

Known problems with the EndNote APA 7th style:

  • Multiple authors: EndNote cannot currently handle APA 7th's approach to 20+ authors. If you have more than 20 authors, you will need to edit your reference to replace the authors between the 19th and the last author with ellipses (...)
  • Journal references - Type of Article: The journal reference format includes the Type of Article field for specific article types such as editorials or reviews or for articles in special issues. However this field should not be displayed for most articles and should be removed.

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