University of Huddersfield APA
University of Huddersfield APA guides and extra help
Huddersfield University Library has produced guides to help you reference. You can download them from the links below or pick up a copy from the Subject Enquiry Desk on the fourth floor of the library.
The Academic Skills tutors are here to help you find your feet and to develop the skills you need to succeed whatever challenges you face throughout your course. This includes support for citing and referencing in your assignments. You can book an appointment to see an Academic Skills tutor in your school through their contact page.
APA 6th is used by a number of universities as well as having a definitive style guide. As a result you can find lots of extra help and support on the Internet including:
- Learn the basics of APA 6th: free tutorials for learning the basics of APA 6th.
- APA 6th FAQs: Frequently asked questions about the APA 6th referencing style
- APA 6th Style Blog: updated daily with more examples using the APA 6th referencing style.
- Portsmouth University’s referencing website and their FAQs This is a comprehensive website with lots of examples. Make sure you follow the APA 6th examples and not the ones for APA 5th.
Referencing using APA 6th
When you have included information from published sources in your work, you must acknowledge this information fully and accurately by:
- identifying your sources, in a brief format, in the body of your written work (referred to as an in-text citation)
- providing a detailed list of your sources in an alphabetical list at the end of your work (known as a reference list).
There are a number of officially accepted formats that can be used to reference your work. The University preferred referencing style is APA 6th. However, some departments may prefer another style, and it is wise to check with your academic tutors whether your subject area uses an alternative system.