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Psychology

This guide contains resources from the University Library to help with your study and support your research in Psychology.

APA 6th Referencing

The examples below will help you to understand the basic components of common reference types in the APA 6th style.

For a comprehensive set of examples, see the APA Referencing Guide:

Journal articles:

Here is an example of an APA reference for a journal article:

In text: (Habel, 2009)

In the Reference List:

Description:

Articles are published within Journals.

The author's name is C. Habel. The article title is: Academic self-efficacy in ALL: Capacity-building through self-belief. The article was published in the Journal of Academic Language and Learning. The article appears in Volume 3, Issue 2, on pages A94-A104.

Finding Journal Articles:

  1. Type the name of the journal article into Library Search. If the article is available in an online journal, the article will appear in the search results.
  2. If that doesn't work, type the journal title into Library Search and drill down through the year, then volume and issue, until you find the correct article. If the journal is only available in print, you can request a scanned copy of the article to be sent to you.

Here is an example of a citation for a book:

In text: (Haslam, Reicher, & Platow, 2010)

In the reference list:


Description:

The author’s names are S.A.Haslam, S. Reicher and M. Platow. The book title is The new psychology of leadership: Identity, influence, and power. It was published in New York, by the publisher Psychology Press.

Finding Books:

To find this book, type the book title, or part of the title into Library Search

Here is an example of a citation for a chapter from a book:

In text: (Juslin, 2008)

In the Reference List:


Description:

The big clue that this is a book chapter citation is the word In. It tells you that the chapter 'Emotional responses to music' is in the book The Oxford handbook of music psychology on pages 377-389.

Finding Book Chapters:

  1. Type the chapter name into Library Search. If the book is available as an eBook, the chapter will appear in the search results.
  2. If that doesn't work, type the book title into Library Search. If the book is only available in print, you can find the book on the shelves, then go to page 63 to find the chapter you need.

Website

Here is an example of a citation for information from a website:

In text: (American Psychological Association, 2010)

In the Reference List:


Description:

The author’s name is the American Psychological Association. The document title is Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct. It was retrieved from the URL: http://apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx.

Website with no date

Here is an example of a citation for information from a website with no date:

In text: (Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations, n.d.)

In the Reference List:


Description:

The author’s name is Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations. (n.d.) indicates "no date". The page / document title is Current issues. It was retrieved from http://www.australiaun.org/unny/resources.html.

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