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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:

  • Author(s)/editor(s).
  • Title.
  • Edition (1st, 2nd, reprint ed. revised ed. etc.).
  • Page numbers for direct quotations (optional for secondary school)
  • Place of publication.
  • Publisher.
  • 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)