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Reference guide for APA 7th edition - Short version

Short version of the reference guide for APA 7th edition, a guide intended for students at the departments of Biology and Environmental Science at Lund University on how to format references according to the APA style.



The instructions in this section are valid for references to stand-alone visual works such as artwork and photographs. 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 parts of a larger work, such as figures (illustrations or graphs) from articles or books, 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).  


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


In-text references  

(Blackwell, 1739)                        

(De Meester, 2018)

(McKellar, 2008)

(Rousseau, 1910)

Blackwells (1739) illustration...

De Meester (2018) photographed...

In a photograph by McKellar (2008)... illustrated in a painting by Rousseau (1910).

Reference list

Blackwell, E. (1739). Red poppy [Print]. Lund University Library.

De Meester, J. (2018, March 26). Wild boar (Sus scrofa) with piglets digging up food in the soil with its snout in autumn forest in the Belgian Ardennes, Belgium [Photograph]. Britannica Image Quest.

McKellar, I. (2008, June 23). Seals [Photograph]. Flickr.

Rousseau, H. (1910). Tropical forest with monkeys [Painting]. National Gallery of Arts.