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Education Library: Referencing Guide APA 7th: Index & General Information

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The Creative Commons license grants you permission to copy this guide, in part or in its entirety, as a template in your own LibGuides system as long as you credit the Faculty of Education Library, University of Cambridge, on your copy.

About this Guide: referencing styles

APA is the referencing style supported by the Faculty, however in certain circumstances other referencing systems can be used (please check with your supervisor for clarification). Support for styles such as MLA can be found on the Cite them Right website.

Additional guidance and useful links:

Cite Them Right  - access to examples of how to cite a wide range of sources, covering a range of referencing styles

APA Style Blog - examples of how to cite the most common works in APA 7th Style


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Unsure which source type to use?
Sometimes the distinctions between source types can be ambiguous, in which case consistency is the most important thing. If a source could be defined as more than one source type then a judgement is needed to choose which format to use and you then need to be consistent throughout your work to make sure all other similar sources are referenced the same way. 

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