How to create your bibliography using APA
At Melbourne High School, we recommend the APA referencing style.
APA style is an author-date citation style.
Everything you know about how to create a bibliography is here in this guide.
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Don't forget to collect your information while you have the book or website!
At the time of reading a source, record all of the bibliographic information (descriptive elements) necessary to create a citation. You can either use referencing software or record manually. It is vital to be accurate and clear at this stage to save time later on.
The information you should record:
- Edition (1st, 2nd, reprint ed. revised ed. etc.).
- Page numbers for direct quotations (optional for secondary school)
- Place of publication.
- Date of publication.
- Web address if online resources and Date Accessed.
Some bibliographic tools
You can either create your bibliography manually, or use a bibliography/citation generators:
Citethisforme (select APA)