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APA 7 Referencing

Conference presentation: Print.

Include a label in square brackets after the title describing the presentation e.g. paper, keynote address, poster session.

Include the location of the conference.

The date matches the date of the entire conference not just the day of the presentation.

Conference papers published in a journal or book use the same format as a journal article, edited book, or edited book chapter.


(Maddox et al., 2016).

Maddox, S., Hurling, J., Stewart, E., & Edwards, A. (2016, March 30-April 2). If mama ain't happy,

             nobody's happy:    The effect of parental depression on mood dysregulation in children [Paper presentation].

             Southeastern Psychological Association 62nd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, United States.

(APA manual, 2020, p. 332).

Conference presentation: Online


(Pearson, 2018).

​Pearson.J. (2018, September 27-30). Fat talk and its effects on state-based body image in women [Poster presentation].

           Australian Psychological Society Congress, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

(APA manual, 2020, p. 333).

Thesis: published

After the title, place the type of thesis and the name of the University in square brackets.


(Hutcheson, 2012).

Hutcheson, V. H. (2012). Dealing with dual differences: Social coping strategies of gifted and lesbian, gay, bisexual, 

             transgender, and queer adolescents [Master's thesis, The College of William & Mary]. William & Mary Digital   


(APA manual, 2020, p. 334)

Thesis: unpublished

Place the name of the University after the title information.


(Harris, 2014).

Harris, L. (2014). Instructional leadership perceptions and practices of elementary school leaders [Unpublished

                      doctoral dissertation]. University of Virginia.

(APA manual, 2020, p. 334).