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BMS162 Research Skills Guide: WRITING, REFERENCING

REFERENCING in BMS162

Charles Sturt's Referencing webpage has lots of information on referencing.

The referencing style used in BMS162 is APA 7th.

Your two main help resources for APA 7th are:

You might like to also try:

  • Reference Examples - chapter 10 from the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, available online as a PDF.
  • APA Style Blog (APA 7th) - You can search this site for Question & Answer type articles on tricky referencing situations.

Study, Writing, and Referencing Support

 The Academic Skills Advisers Team has a range of services and resources to help you with your assignments:

  • The Study Success Discussion Forum, where you can post questions about assignment writing techniques. Find it in Interact2 > Study Success > Discussion.

There is also the Assignment Writing Feedback service, where you can submit a draft of an assignment and receive feedback on your academic writing.

Useful resources for referencing and avoiding plagiarism:

  • Putting it in your own words [workshop recording, 34 min., workshop 3 in the From Start to Submit: Writing Successful Assessments series]

what is referencing?

Common Referencing Errors

Reference List entries

 

Problem Example Should be ...

Italics not used for journal title and volume

[and]

Capital letters not used for journal title

 

 

Arshad, M. F., & Debono, M. (2021). Current and future treatment options for adrenal insufficiency. Current opinion in endocrinology, diabetes & obesity, 28(3) 303-311. https://doi.org/10.1097/MED.0000000000000637 

 

 

Arshad, M. F., & Debono, M. (2021). Current and future treatment options for adrenal insufficiency. Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Obesity, 28(3), 303-311. https://doi.org/10.1097/MED.0000000000000637 

Book chapter referenced as a book

Steptoe, A., & Serwinski, B. (2016). Cortisol awakening response.  Academic Press.

Steptoe, A., & Serwinski, B. (2016). Cortisol awakening response. In G. Fink (Ed.), Stress: Concepts, cognition, emotion, and behavior (pp. 277-283). Academic Press. 

Authors' names listed incorrectly

David, Henley, Stafford, Lightman, Carrell, & Robin. (2016). Cortisol and CBG: Getting cortisol to the right place at the right time. Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 166, 128-135. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pharmthera.2016.06.020 

Henley, D., Lightman, S., & Carrell, R. (2016). Cortisol and CBG: Getting cortisol to the right place at the right time. Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 166, 128-135. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pharmthera.2016.06.020 

     

In-text citations

 

Problem Example  Should be:
Author name(s) used in full rather than just surname (Muhammad Arshad & Miguel Debono, 2021)  (Arshad & Debono, 2021)
Title used rather than the author (Cortisol awakening response, 2016) (Steptoe & Serwinski, 2016)
Database name used rather than author name (ScienceDirect, 2016) (Henley et al., 2016)

 

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