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APA – Citing Sources

Reference examples

The building blocks of a reference

The basic idea behind a reference is that it should include enough information about the source so that the reader can easily find it. Therefore it is necessary to write your references consistently. 

Surname, A. (year). Title. Source.

In the menu on the left, you can find examples of how to write references to different types of publications.

Can't find an example that matches the source you want to reference? Most often, you can construct a reference from the following:

  • Who wrote the text? (Author/Company/Organization)
  • When was it written? (Year)
  • What is the text called? (Title)
  • Where does the text come from? (Publisher/website)

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