APA Referencing

There are some simple rules that all grade levels should follow when referencing:

1. Use the title ‘Reference List’ not Bibliography.
2. List all the references in alphabetical order.
3. Always indent after the first line, one tab in.
4. Use the correct format for each reference (see guide below).
5. Do not number the references or use separate lists for books / websites / movies.
This website will help you to make the citation but BEWARE! it needs you to input the correct information http://www.citationmachine.net/
Here is an example of a student created reference list:

Reference List

Alfred Wegener (1880-1930). (2011). Retrieved from: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Wegener/wegener_6.php

Alfred Wegener and Plate Tectonics. (2001). Retrieved from: http://www.indiana.edu/~geol105/images/gaia_chapter_3/wegener.htm

Briney, A. (n.d.) Biography of Alfred Wegener. Retrieved from: http://geography.about.com/od/historyofgeography/a/Biography-Of-Alfred-oooWegener.htm

Bugielski, M. (2000.) The Supporting Evidence of Plate Tectonic Theory. Retrieved from:        000http://www.stockton.edu/~hozikm/geol/Courses/The%20Earth/Content%20Web%20Pages/Bugielski/webpage.htm

Continental Drift. (2006). Retrievedooofrom:http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/21c_pre_2011/earth_and_space/continentaldriftrev1.shtml

Rafferty, J. P. (2011). Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes. New York, NY: Britannica Educational Publishing.

Sant, J. (2012). Wegener and Continental Drift Theory. Retrieved from http://www.scientus.org/Wegener-Continental-Drift.html

Wilson, J. T. (1996). Continental Drift. Retrieved from: http://www.platetectonics.com/article.asp?a=18

This is the full APA 6th Edition Guide .

Grade 6

Use this table to make your reference list:

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  • By the end of Grade 6 you are required to produce a reference list in full APA using the rules above
  • You should reference between 3 and 6 sources per assignment
  • You may only use Wikipedia a maximum of once in a reference list
  • Try to use a range of sources (books, websites and videos) in each reference list