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Searchlight: APA module

About this module

In Searchlight Basic you learned that it is essential to refer to the sources you used. To do this, you use a specific method, a reference style. The most commonly used reference style is the APA style. In this module, you will learn:

  • how to create a reference to your source in the text itself
  • what the difference is between citing and paraphrasing
  • how to make a bibliography

This APA module consists of text and quiz questions.

Level and requirements

Searchlight APA is intended for first-year students and higher. You are advised to complete Searchlight Basic before taking this module.

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Course contact person

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Harrie van der Meer

Information literacy / course material coordinator


Other course developers

Meta Bossers (subject librarian Faculty of Education)
Noor Breuning (subject librarian University of Amsterdam)
Patricia Manrho (subject librarian Faculty of Business and Economics)
Anne Marie Meijer (subject librarian Faculty of Technology)
Janna Toebosch (RDM specialist)
Frans Westgeest (subject librarian Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Law)


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