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Citing and Referencing: A book

In-text Citation:

It has been argued that insufficient attention paid to staff training increases the risk of staff committing plagiarism (Fisher and Partin, 2014).

Reference List:

Beins, B. (2012). APA style simplified: writing in psychology, education, nursing, and sociology. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

Citing and Referencing: A journal article

In-text Citation:

Weiss and Dube come to a different conclusion in their study (Weiss and Dube, 2016).

Reference List:

Weiss, K. J., & Dube, A. R. (2016). Rational Psychiatric Care of Jail Inmates: It Happened in Monterey. Psychiatric Services, 67(1), 4-6. doi:10.1176/

Citing and Referencing: A chapter in an edited book

In-text Citation:

Winter provides an illustration of the personal construct formulations of self‐harm (Winter, 2003).

Reference List:

Winter, D. (2003). Psychological Disorder as Imbalance. In F. Fransella (Ed.), Personal Construct Psychology (pp. 201). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Citing and Referencing: A conference paper

In-text Citation:

McCarthy and Beins argue that it is important to share a commitment to learning (McCarthy and Beins, 2005).

Reference list:

McCarthy, M., & Beins, B. C. (2005, January). Sharing the commitment to learning: Working toward a common goal. Paper presented at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg, FL.

Citing and Referencing: A webpage

In-text Citation:

... in the short and medium term at least (Pym, 2016).

Reference List:

Pym, H. (2016). NHS finances - the short, medium and the long term. Retrieved February 9, 2016, from

Citing and Referencing: A direct quote

In-text Citation:

At some institutions there is a "culture of giving lectures" (Race, 1999, p. 55).

Style Guide for the King's Author-Date style

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Style Guidelines

Building your reference list in the King's Author-Date style

You need to provide a list of the sources you have used; In APA 6th Style this is called a Reference List. It is arranged in alphabetical order by the author's surname:


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