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APA (6th Edition) Referencing Guide

Referencing Guide based on the 6th Edition of APA style

APA 6th handout

This PDF document was last updated in 2015. Use it as a handy guide to keep with you while working on your assignments, but refer back to either this LibGuide or the APA Handbooks to make sure you have the latest advice.

Guides from other Universities

APA is a standardised style, and you may find another guide layout is easier for you to understand, depending on your reading style. Please keep in mind that the JCU lecturers are using our guide when they mark your assignments, so don't follow advice from another guide if it is different from our own.

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