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Public Health, Policy & Management: Referencing APA (6th ed.)

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Managing your references

There are a wide variety of tools which are freely available to help you with citing and creating reference lists, however none of them are perfect which is why it is important you know the basics of referencing and the key points to be aware of.

Here are a few tools we recommend

You may also find the cite button in Google Scholar useful for a quick reference (click on the speech mark underneath the link in Scholar)

Academic Integrity

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.


Understanding a book reference

Here is an example of an APA style book reference

Horner, N. (2012). What is social work?: Context and perspectives (4th ed.). Exeter: Learning Matters.

This book was written by N. Horner and published in 2012. The title is What is social work?: Context and perspectives and it is the 4th edition of this book.  The place of publication is Exeter and it was published by Learning Matters.

Understanding a journal article reference

Here is an example of an APA style journal article reference

Phillips, C. (2016). Wales’ safeguarding policy and practice: A critical analysis.Journal of Adult Protection, 18(1), 14-28. doi:10.1108/JAP-06-2015-0017

This article was written by C. Phillips and the article's title is Wales' safeguarding policy and practice: A critical anaysis. It was published in 2016 in a journal called Journal of Adult Protection. It was published in volume 18, issue 1 on pages 14 to 28. Some articles will also have a Digital Object Identifier (doi) which is like a stable URL.

Online tutorials

How to alphabetise and format your reference list (30 second video)