Referencing and citing


Explore some of the referencing styles used at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

Introduction to referencing styles

Referencing styles are sets of instructions explaining how you should reference the information sources you use.

There are many different referencing styles in use at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. It is important for you to follow a single style in your written work. Your School or Programme will have approved a referencing style that you should use. Check your course outline, or ask your lecturer or supervisor for details.


Guides and games for learning the American Psychological Association referencing style. APA style is used widely across the University.


Advice for footnote format and the author-date (Harvard style) format from Chicago University Press. Commonly used in the humanities and social sciences.


Style guides for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers referencing style.


Guides and examples for the Modern Languages Association referencing style. Commonly used in humanities disciplines.


New Zealand Law Style Guide. The official referencing style of the Faculty of Law.