This guide is for the APA Style Seventh Edition, which was published in October 2019. TP is adopting this style from April 2020 onwards. APA 7th edition has introduced some simplifications to the style, making citations easier. There are also guidelines on more online sources.
Note: ASC, BUS, DES, HSS and IIT use the APA (American Psychological Association) citation style. ENG and Chemical Engineering students should use the IEEE citation style.
Cite to Avoid Plagiarism
Whenever you use ideas, words or content from someone else, you will need to cite the source. These may be in various forms including but not limited to text, data, charts, images, and videos. Note that using answers from AI-powered chatbots (e.g. Chatgpt) can also be considered as plagiarism
Even when you paraphrase, summarise or quote directly from someone else's work, you will need to cite the source. Failure to cite is considered plagiarism, which is a form of academic theft and a serious offence for students!
Citing your sources is important because citations:
Free citation tools help you by saving time, but they do not always generate perfect citations. Make sure you check and correct any mistakes. This means you will still need to know APA citation style!
Mendeley is a powerful tool that allows you to manage your references and cite them. You may want to try this tool if you have many references. Refer to the guide below for more information.