APA References

Documenting Sources at the End of Your Paper

Every cited source from your essay should appear in your References page, which comes at the end of the essay.

The References page must conform to the following rules:

  • Begin on a separate page at the end of your essay, using the same format as your essay (i.e., one-inch margins, running head, and page number).
  • Entries in your list of references should be alphabetized by the authors’ last names. Use the title, if a work does not have an author.
  • Center the word References at the top of the page.
  • Double-space all references.

Click on the following pages to view information on how to create a specific reference entry for your source type.

In this video cast on APA format, you’ll see a sample references list with some tips on creating a references list of your own. Click on the image below to view the video.

Click on the image to view a view about the References page in APA formatting.

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