Please note: From September 2020 new students joining Swansea University will be using the APA (7th ed.) referencing style.
Returning students please continue to use APA (6th ed.) unless advised differently by your department.
Welcome to this short guide on how to reference correctly using the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style. If you are new to the APA style of referencing start with the basics tab on these pages for tips on what is needed. We also recommend that you watch the online tutorials and look at the full PDF version available on these home pages.
The University is planning return to campuses and reopening of services with the health and safety of students and staff as its top priority. In accordance with guidance from Welsh Government and University Management, Library staff have been working closely with Health and Safety and Estates colleagues to plan a safe, phased return which enables social distancing of 2 metres, sanitiser points, and provision of services with minimal contact. Please consult our webpage for up to date information.
It is important you read the Swansea University Academic Misconduct Procedure. Failure to acknowledge another person’s work (i.e. properly citing it in a paper) will result in serious consequences.
Plagiarism is defined as using, without acknowledgment, another person's work and submitting it for assessment as though it were one's own work; for instance, through copying or unacknowledged paraphrasing. This constitutes plagiarism whether it is intentional or unintentional. For additional advice on avoiding plagiarism complete the online tutorial Academic Success: Skills for learning, skills for life available via Canvas.