Some guides will simply be deleted so as not to duplicate information. Referencing is about maintaining academic integrity. It is used:. The Harvard author-date system is made up of two parts:. In a piece of research, ideas taken from other people are indicated by placing the author's surname and the date of publication in rounded brackets e.
The APA reference style named after the American Psychological Association goes back to the late s, when a group of scholars from the fields of Psychology, Anthropology and Business Management met in order to set up a system for giving references. A new edition the seventh edition will be published in October, APA is an author-date reference style, which means that in-text references are given within parentheses.
Even if you know the basics of APA referencing , citing an edited book can be tricky. Should you cite the book as a whole or just the chapter? Should citations name authors or editors? Or should you just give up and go back to bed?