From September 2020, Plymouth Marjon University will use the 7th edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual as its default referencing style. Please refer to the the Marjon APA Guidance when referencing your academic work (below), or otherwise consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition) or Official APA guidance.
Guidance for the users of the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual
Please note that these guides are updated regularly as new queries come to light, so may be subject to change. It is recommended that you use this guide as an online PDF so you are always adhering to the latest guidance.
Guidance for the users of the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual
This guidance should only be used by students who are still engaging with modules and assignments which commenced before the 2020-21 academic year. Unless advised by your tutor, all students engaging with new courses and new module from September 2020 should refer to the 7th edition of the APA referencing guidance.
Other useful sources for referencing
Digital tools for effective referencing – Video Guide
APA (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). American Psychological Association.
An overview from the APA style blog pages
An overview of APA style from EBSCO and accessed via Marjon Search Engine
An excellent resource outlining lots of advice on using APA style for referencing