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APA 6th edition: References

What are References?

References are on a separate page and it has a complete list of sources you have used in your paper/essay with each entry containing:

WHO is responsible for creating the information, WHEN the information was created, WHAT it is (title(s), subtitle, edition, etc.), and WHERE it can be found. For more information please see Part 5 of Clearly APA: The NorQuest Guide to APA Style beginning on page 53.

References are double-spaced, each entry is formatted with a hanging indent, and the complete list is alphabetized by the first word of each entry. For more information on formatting, go to the Document Formatting page or check out What Goes Where?

APA: Formatting References

APA formatting references

How-to Videos: APA Style

Basic Setup

Learn how to set up an APA Style paper, including setting the typeface, line spacing, margins, and page header.

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Reference Elements

Learn about the four reference elements of an APA Style reference: the author, date, title, and source.

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Alphabetizing the Reference List

Learn how to arrange entries in the reference list, including how to alphabetize multiple works by the same author, the same author and date of publication, different authors with the same surname, group authors, or no author.

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