A reference list must be provided at the end of your assessment task. Reference lists allow others to access your sources, so they must give full details of all the published sources used in the assignment must be given. The reference list must be double-spaced, with second and subsequent lines indented. The following provides an overview of common APA reference list conventions.
Book, print version
With e-books, place the version in brackets after the title. For e-books and chapters that are only available electronically, the electronic retrieval statement (either URL or DOI) is given in place of the publisher location and name.
Journal article (print) without DOI
E-journal with DOI
E-journal without DOI
Ensure that any websites cited are appropriate for academic purposes and not general sources of information. The convention for citing websites in a reference list is to provide the same details as for a non-electronic publication and include the URL as the place of publication.
The convention for citing websites in a reference list is a follows:
The retrieval date is not stated unless the source material might be edited or changed.
For more in-depth reference information see the RMIT Library's referencing guides, http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=8rwjnkcmfoeez, which contains additional, more complex examples.
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