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APA 7th referencing style Examples

This is a guide to using the APA 7th referencing style from the American Psychological Association. It is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Dataset - individual author

Elements of the reference

Investigator(s). (Year). Title of dataset - italicised (Version - if needed)  [Description of format or type]. Name of publisher - if available. DOI or Web address

In-text reference

(Wong & Langevin, 2007)

Wong and Langevin (2007) found that ....

Reference list

Wong, K. K., & Langevin, W. E. (2007). Policy expansion of school choice in the American states, 1991-2005 (Version 1) [Dataset]. ICPSR. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20427.v1

EndNote reference type Dataset

Dataset - group author

Elements of the reference

Group author name(s). (Year). Title of dataset - italicised (Version - if needed) [Description of format or type]. Name of publisher - if available. DOI or Web address

In-text reference

(Pew Hispanic Center, 2004)

The Pew Hispanic Center (2004) reported that ....

Reference list

Pew Hispanic Center. (2004). Changing channels and crisscrossing cultures: A survey of Latinos on the news media [Data file and code book]. http://pewhispanic.org/datasets/

EndNote reference type Dataset

Unpublished or raw dataset

Elements of the reference

Investigaor(s). (Year). Title - italicised OR [Description of data - if untitled] [Unpublished raw data]. Data source - if available. 

In-text reference

(Sherlock & Mulvihill, 2018)

Sherlock and Mulvihill, (2018) found that ....

Reference list

Sherlock, D., & Mulvihill, A. (2018). MASTER Focus Program: Outline of skills [Unpublished raw data]. The University of Queensland.

EndNote reference type Dataset