Complete APA Guide

Tutorials

What is APA style?

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style is the most commonly used referencing style at the University of Waikato.
  • The latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010) is now available in the Library.
  • Corrections to the first printing can be found on the APA website: Corrections to the first printing (PDF) and Corrected sample paper (PDF).
  • Changes to the 5th edition are highlighted with the word (NEW).

How to use the APA referencing style

  1. In text citation
  2. References  list
  3. Key points

How to reference / cite material

  1. Books
  2. Journal articles (academic / scholarly)
  3. Magazines (popular / trade)
  4. Newspapers
  5. Informally published work (webpages / online communities)
  6. Audio visual
  7. Others (Conference papers, reports, legal citations, personal communications, etc.)
  8. Images / tables / figures
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