APA Guides

Plymouth Marjon University uses 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

The Official Marjon Guide to APA Referencing (7th edition)

The APA’s Quick Referencing Guidance

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.

Other useful sources for referencing

Digital tools for effective referencing – Video Guide

Library Resources

APA (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). American Psychological Association.

Online Resources:

Official APA Referencing Guidance from the American Psychological Society

An overview from the APA style blog pages


APA Style Blog


Marjon Library Guide to APA style

An overview of APA style from EBSCO and accessed via Marjon Search Engine


The Purdue Owl Online Writing Lab 

An excellent resource outlining lots of advice on using APA style for referencing