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Referencing refers to the process of acknowledging the sources you use in your assignments.

You need to include both:

  • in-text citations, and
  • a reference list

Referencing Tool

Torrens University uses a modified version of the American Psychological Society 7th edition referencing style. Visit our APA Referencing Tool for examples of how to reference different formats.

Reference Management Software

You can use Reference Management Software to organise your readings for easy citation. Learn more about Reference Management Software.


We recommend using Mendeley for reference management. Check out our How-To Videos on using Mendeley.

Further Assistance

Learn more about referencing with these videos.

We also regularly run Online Workshops on using Mendeley Reference Manager.

If you need any further advice with referencing, you can chat with us.