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If you are taking modules from the Business School or the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, you will need to use APA 7 and NOT OSCOLA. Please confirm with your tutor which citation style you need to follow BEFORE you start writing. APA 7 and OSCOLA are two, very different referencing styles and it is very easy to become confused with both. Please contact Mystery or Sharon early on to get help before you start researching/writing.

Referencing Tips (video)
This video will cover referencing tips for students at any level. It will also show students where to go to find more help with referencing.

Academic Writer Tutorial: Basics of Seventh Edition APA Style (interactive webpage)
By the end of this tutorial, you should be able to understand and implement the following basic elements of APA Style: paper elements, format, and organization academic writing style grammar and usage bias-free language guidelines mechanics of style tables and figures in-text citations, paraphrasing, and quotations reference list format and order.

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The annotations draw attention to relevant content and formatting. All references to specific sections of the APA 7 guide can be found for free on Ref@P.

Abbreviations Guide

Avoiding Plagiarism
There are two common types of plagiarism: (a) improper use of someone else’s words and (b) improper use of someone else’s ideas. Both forms of plagiarism involve using someone else’s words or ideas without appropriately acknowledging the author or source.

Creating an APA Style Reference List Guide
The reference list contains all the works you cited in the text of your paper. Use this checklist to make sure you have all the required information and necessary formatting.

In-Text Citations
Complete the following checklist for each sentence in your paper that relies on another source. Remember to cite all ideas, findings, results, or other information that is not your own and is not common knowledge.

Numbers and Statistics Guide

Six Steps to Proper Citation Infographic
Use this infographic to follow steps to developing good citations for your essay.


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