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Writing and Publishing: Referencing for Writing and Publishing

This guide will help Writing and Publishing students find and evaluate key resources needed to successfully complete their assessments.


As Writing and Publishing students, you will be asked to use the APA 7th referencing style

What is referencing and why is it important? 


At university you are expected to reference information sources used in your assignments. Referencing is important as it:

  • gives credit to authors
  • shows that you’ve done your research  
  • means that others can find the resources you have used .

APA referencing guide



  • Film & TV - Sections 4.07-4.14 (pages 70-77)
  • Podcast - Sections 4.03-4.04 (pages 66-67)
  • Radio Program/Interview - Section 4.05 (page 68)
  • Unpublished Sources (e.g., lecture slides, canvas, etc): Section 6 (page 95)


  • Scripts published in a book format are referenced the same way you reference a book
  • A copy of a script is considered an ‘unpublished’ work

Referencing Videos

Referencing software: RefWorks


RefWorks is a cloud-based reference manager that can assist your referencing. It can be used to create reference lists and in-text citations.

To learn more about RefWorks have a look at the RefWorks page on the library website by clicking the link below.