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Senior School Referencing

Senior School help and support with academic integrity and referencing.

Source: Black, S. (2020).

Referencing is a key part of the School's Academic Integrity policies and procedures. Referencing is the way you show you are being honest and making it clear what is your work, what isn't, and where you got your information. Copyright refers to who owns the work (text, images, data, and so forth) you are using, and whether you have permission to use the work.

For more information see also the Kerferd Library Academic Integrity page as well as the Copyright page.

  • Use the left hand menu options for an overview of how you should add references to your Reference List [Bibliography], as well as an introduction on how to do in text referencing.
  • Use APA CiteMaker to build you own references list [bibliographies] content as well as your own in text references [quotes]. 

About APA CiteMaker

APA CiteMaker is your handy online tool to build reference lists and in text references. jAPA is the junior version of APA as used in the Junior School. To get started use the short online introduction.

Did you know the catalogue and many of the eLibrary databases also have in built citing / reference tools?

APA | General Rules

General rules
In text referencing [quotes]

APA uses the ‘author-date’ style of referencing. That is, in-text references (generally) appear in the following format:

(Author’s Last Name, Year of Publication).

Example: (Austen, 1813).

You are also permitted to include the Author’s name in a sentence, omitting it from the brackets.

Example: Austen (1813)

When directly quoting from a source, you must include page number(s) and enclose the quote in double quotation marks.

Example: “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction” (Woolf, 1929, p. 6).

Note: For multiple pages, use the abbreviation ‘pp.’ Include the full page range, i.e. ’64-67’.

Example: Woolf (1929, pp. 64-67) observes that…

When paraphrasing or referring to an idea contained in another work it is good practice to include a page number.

Reference List [Bibliographies]
  1. The Reference List should appear at the end of your work on a separate page.
  2. Check with your teacher to confirm if you need to include all references you have used or only the references cited in your work.
  3. References are arranged by author in alphabetical order. If there is no author use the organisation publishing the work (corporate author).
  4. All references should have a hanging indent. That is, all lines of a reference subsequent to the first line should be indented.
  5. When referring to magazine or journal titles, capitalise all major words (do not capitalise words such as ‘of’, ‘and’, & ‘the’ unless they are the first word in the title). Example: Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness.

Source: (University of Sydney Library, 2018)

APA Recent changes

Level 1 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view this video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

"The 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual, published in October 2019, replaces the 6th edition published in 2009. This video covers the 17 most notable changes in the APA 7th edition." (Scribbr, 2019).

Note the following sections

1. Citing sources - 0:25
2. Inclusive & bias-free language - 2:01
3. APA paper format - 2:52
4. Mechanics of style - 3:56
5. When to start using the APA 7th edition - 4:57

Source

When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: Scribbr, (2019) or (Scribbr, 2019)
Bibliography / Reference list: Scribbr, (2019). APA Manual 7th Edition: 17 Most Notable Changes, https://youtu.be/zeSIXD6y3WQ

Google and Referencing

GoogleIt is important to remember that Google is a search engine, it is not a web site. This means you should only reference Google if you are referring to content on an actual Google web page such as https://www.google.com.au/about/our-story/. In all other cases you must reference the source of the content be it text, image, video and so forth. The following example is how you would reference an image on a Google page. 

Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998. (Google, 2018)

Senior School Referencing | Videos

Level 1 resourceFilm and videoWhile the following video has been produced to support students at Swinburne university it provides a clear and short overview of how to get started with APA citing and referencing. To view this video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

"A quick look at how to reference correctly in the APA style and how to avoid plagiarism." (Swinburne Online, 2017). While this video has been produced to support students at Swinburne university it provides a clear and short overview of how to get started with APA citing and referencing.

Source

When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: Swinburne Online, (2017) or (Swinburne Online, 2017)
Bibliography / Reference list: Illsley, P. & Rosevere, L., (2017). How to Reference - APA Style, [eVideo]. Swinburne Online. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/0X3iqxWr47s

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