APA referencing question

15-Jun-16, 16:31
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posted about 4 years ago
Hi all

I can't seem to find the answer to this when I google, so does anyone know... if you are referencing a published assessment in the text, do you need to state it is the first edition (i.e., when others have been published after)? I somehow think you shouldn't unless it is a later edition, but am not 100% sure. Does anyone know?

21-Jun-16, 08:05
by pf329
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posted about 4 years ago
A reference in a bibliography should be such that anyone could find the exact document you looked at, if they so wish. In your situation, I probably would specify it was the first edition.
21-Jun-16, 10:46
edited about 4 seconds later
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posted about 4 years ago
Thanks pf329. I think there may be an APA rule though about it being an assumption that it is a first edition when no edition number is stated. I can't find it though so may have been dreaming.


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