APA@IHM: A Guide to Referencing and Formatting in the APA Style for IHM Students
Referencing is a set of rules for acknowledging sources which, you have used to create an idea to build or share knowledge, strengthens your work by supporting your points, ideas or arguments, how you engage critically with sources in your academic writing. Referencing also avoid plagiarism and demonstrates to readers that you have done your much research and found valid supporting evidence for your ideas. Even if your initial source is a book, Journal, website, facts, image, statistics, diagram, data, words, ideas, podcast, video or any other source, you need to reference all sources that you use to collaborate you are writing. All sources used in your academic work must be acknowledged by referencing.
All higher education courses at the Institute of Health & Management require the use of the APA 7th referencing and formatting style when submitting written assignments. APA consists of two parts:
- In-text citation: a short reference (Author, Date) included within the text of your assignment.
- End-text reference: the full citation details of each reference in alphabetical order which used in the text of your assignment.