APA Referencing and Copyright
Referencing is a standard way to acknowledge where information has come from. It indicates to your tutors that you have carried out research while avoiding plagiarism (using other peoples work and ideas as if they were your own).
Wintec Library reference guide:
The Online Wintec APA Referencing Guide. This guide is the complete APA guide and is viewable on all devices. If you want to have your own print out, print out the pdf version below.
Additional guides for specialised areas:
- APA Referencing - Nursing Resources
- APA Referencing Visual Media Guide - Images, Figures, & Tables
- APA Referencing - U.S. State Abbreviations
Frequently asked questions
Referencing guides from other Tertiary Institutions:
Here are some other places you may find referencing help. Please note that these may differ from the Wintec APA guide, which is the Wintec standard.
- OWL at Purdue APA guide
- OWL at Purdue MLA guide
- Quick Cite from University of Auckland
- University of Waikato
Reference managers and generators:
Copyright law, licences and agreements determine how you can use and copy material from any resource. This will impact on what you can, and can't use within tutorials and assignments.
- Copyright LibGuide - a guide for students & staff on copyright
- Copyright Council of New Zealand
- Copyright Resources from L IANZA - a useful page of resources, including a summary of the Copyright Act which discusses educational copying and multimedia guidelines.
- Copyright FAQ from Consumer.
- Copyright from CAB (Citizens Advice Bereau)
- Creative Commons Aotearoa
- Screenrights - Wintec is a member of Screenrights which means that staff can use television and radio programmes for educational purposes.
- University of Waikato Copyright Information - Copyright Guidelines for Academic Staff and Students
Wintec staff can find further information in the Staff Intranet by searching for copyright
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