APA 7th Edition is the most commonly used referencing style here at the University of Portsmouth. Below you will find general guidance on how to reference and cite using APA 7th Edition, as well as examples for the specific sources you are likely to use in your assignments. 

Your department or lecturer may prefer you to reference sources differently from the guidance given here. Always follow the requirements of your department or lecturer. 

External visitors are welcome to use this guide, but note that your institution's requirements may differ from those suggested here.

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If you are using a print form of the document, omit the URL from your reference.

Title of Act and Year, c. chapter number, Explanatory Notes (Jurisdiction abbreviation if needed/required). https://doi.org or URL

Climate Change Act 2008, c. 27, Explanatory Notes. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2008/27/notes/contents

In-text Citation

You can use a paragraph (para.) number to pinpoint information you are using.

It is required that... (Climate Change Act 2008, Explanatory Notes para. 74)

The Climate Change Act 2008 (Explanatory Notes para. 74) requires that...