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APA (6th ed.) referencing bite-sized: gather your reference links as you go!

Your reference list is a single alphabetical list of all the sources you have cited.  Everything you have cited should be included in your reference list and everything in your reference list should have been cited at least once in

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DOI codes and permalinks: a tale of two standards

Back in the day, there were different folks trying to solve the same problem: how to make things you find online easily and reliably retrievable despite the people hosting those things regularly giving web pages and other content descriptive names

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APA (6th ed.) referencing bite-sized: which date?

Books and ebook publishers, in particular, seem to enjoy listing long lists of dates on the back of the title page in order to confuse anyone trying to reference the (e)book.  This blog post explains how to pick the right

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APA (6th ed.) referencing bite-sized: unhelpful numbers of authors

As we all know, the correct number of authors for any work is one.  This makes it really simple to cite and reference, saving us time and therefore is objectively the best number.  Authors are however gregarious folk who often

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APA (6th ed.) referencing bite-sized: unfamiliar author names

Most author names are capitalised.  However, some names begin with lowercase prefixes like de, d’, van or von, and many social media usernames begin with a lowercase letter or are entirely in lowercase. In such cases, include the name in both

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APA (6th ed.) referencing bite-sized: reference lists made simple

Assuming you have been sensibly listing links for all the articles, ebooks and other online information sources you have used as you went, and have grouped everything as best you can by resource type (books, ebooks, journal articles, etc.), you

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APA (6th ed.) referencing bite-sized: citing less common things

Following on from my first post introducing citation, I just wanted to cover a couple of variants that commonly cause confusion – sources written by ‘corporate’ authors, sources with no author, and sources with no publication date. Corporate authors Companies,

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APA (6th ed.) referencing bite-sized: citations

One of the first hurdles students face when they start referencing is to understand the different roles that the in-text citation and the reference list play, and how they relate one to the other. What are citations and why should

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Referencing simplified: top tips on taking the rage out of referencing

Riled about referencing?  Working out how to cite sources you have used and reference them using the sometimes rather arbitrary and obscure conventions laid down in the APA, OSCOLA or Vancouver style guides can tax the best of us but

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Referencing: from pop-ups to appointments

The referencing pop-ups in the Atrium finish on Friday (26 March) for the Easter break but you can still book 30-minute one-to-one referencing appointments or ask for help at the Library Help Desk during staffed hours, by email or 24/7

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