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Use Referencing@Portsmouth to find out how to reference all your business sources:

  • The Business School uses APA 7th style.
  • Use Search APA 7 to locate specific referencing advice on chapters, articles, business databases such as Mintel and Statista, as well as abbreviations, appendices, tables and more. 

Referencing resources:

  1. Watch my 10 minute APA Basics video 
  2. Complete the Business School's Why and How to Reference in APA 7th tutorial (self enrol in Moodle)
  3. Check your knowledge against some Business APA 7th examples 
  4. Watch my 10 minute video on the most common errors in APA 7th

Can I use AI to generate references? 

Be aware that ChatGPT and other similar tools still invent some academic references. Using such fabricated information in your work is considered academic misconduct so you should always double check any AI generated references. They also make some mistakes with APA 7th style.

The University has guidance for students on the use of AI and the Library has produced guidance on citing and referencing generative AI.

All reference generators make errors! 

Ensure you check and edit your references before submitting your work.  Here are some common errors.

There are many different ways to generate APA citations:

  • Quick options:
    • Look for a "Cite" button in EBSCO databases, Ebook Central, Statista, Google Scholar and more...

  • Advanced options:
    • See our referencing tools page. The business librarian supports the use of Mendeley.

We do not advise the use of the referencing tool in Word.

Your Subject Team

 Hannah Porter

Faculty Librarian

email hannah.porter@port.ac.uk

phone (023) 9284 3238