APA referencing is the author-date style of referencing described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. In this style, each reference consists of an in-text citation of the author and date, with the full details in the reference list at the end of the document.
In late 2019, the American Psychological Association published the seventh edition of the Publication Manual. Significant changes from APA6 referencing include:
If using EndNote there are multiple versions of the APA style available, you will need to download APA 7th edition as per these instructions.
The 2 parts to acknowledging reference material in the APA style work in partnership, to indicate to your reader where your ideas have come from and how they can locate the original source of these:
How to use this APA Referencing guide:
The overarching principle in referencing or citing is that readers should be able to follow your sources if they are interested in finding out more about a topic. You should always acknowledge other authors whose ideas or information you have used.
For further examples see the APA Style website, or the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition.