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Reference guide for APA 7th edition

Reference guide for APA 7th edition intended for students at the department of Biology and CEC, Lund University. NB! If you access the guide using a smartphone, please note that the text will open below the menu.



The instructions in this section concern references to maps. Use this format to cite visual works, but not to reproduce them! To reproduce visual works, permission and/or a copyright attribution may be necessary in addition to the reference (see section Reprinted visual works). When citing a map which is parts of a larger work, the reference information on the specific part of the work cited is given in the in-text citation only (see instructions under Citing part of a work). 

If the work has been accessed online, include the URL of the websiteWhen citing dynamically created maps (e.g. Google maps) that change over time, you include a retrieval date in the reference in addition to the URL in the format “Retrieved Month DD, YYYY, from http://xxxx”. 

Do not forget to consult the general instructions on how to write references according to APA (7th edition), including how to write in-text references and construct a reference list, the number of authors to be included, how to write references to two or more works within the same parenthesis, what to do if you have several references with the same author and publication date, how you cite specific parts of works, how to handle incomplete reference information (e.g. missing author information or no publication date), and when/how to use acronyms.

Creator, A. A. (YYYY, Month DD). Title of work [Description]. Publisher. URL


In-text references  

(Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning, 2014)

(Naturvårdsverket, 2005-present)

According to Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning (2014)...

Naturvårdsverket (2005-present)...

Reference list

Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning. (2014, February 5). Jordarter 1:25 000 - 1:100 000 vektor [Soil types 1:25 000 - 1:100 000 vector] [Map].

Naturvårdsverket. (2005-present). Skyddade områden, naturreservat [Protected areas, nature reserves] [Map]. Retrieved January 14, 2020 from