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Psychology: Reference Style

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Reference Style

There are different styles in which to cite articles in your research paper. The style used in psychology, and required by the Oxford Department of Experimental Psychology, is the APA style.

Below is a list of books about writing up and citation which are available in the Radcliffe Science Library. Click on the title to view the library record.

Guides on Writing Skills and Referencing

Dunn, D.S. (2013?). A short guide to writing about psychology. (3rd ed.) Harlow : Pearson Education. Guidelines with examples for citing references in APA style in Chapter 7

Wallace, M., & Wray, A. (2011). Critical reading and writing for postgraduates. Los Angeles, Calif. ; London : SAGE.

Neville, C. (2010). The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism. Maidenhead ; New York: Open University Press.

Pears, R., & Shields G. J. (2013).Cite them right : the essential referencing guide. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan.

Books on APA Style

Concise rules of APA style (2010). Washington, DC : American Psychological Association. 

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (2010). Washington, DC : American Psychological Association.

The American Psychological Association has produced a free tutorial on APA style. The tutorial covers structure of a research paper, citing references in the text, and the basic rules of APA style for creating a bibliography.

Visit the APA Style page for examples by material type, and information on formatting.

Info on Plagiarism