The main style of referencing you'll use is American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition.
How you write and format your references varies depending on:
The type of information source
How many authors or creators there are
Whether the source is printed, audiovisual or online
By presenting your references in a predictable and consistent style you make it easier for your reader (ie. the marker) to follow your work. You risk losing marks on your assessment if your referencing is not up to standard.
To learn more about using these tools complete the online tutorial, or attend a workshop at your campus library or online. Remember! these tools are not foolproof – you should do a final check on formatting against the Academic Writing Guide.