Jan 5, 2018 the references page follows the last page of your text it documents sources cited and provides information to access each source the word references should be centered at the top of the page keep the running head of your paper and follow the page number order arrange items in alphabetical order. Creating a references list in apa style the references page lists all of the sources you used in your paper and is placed at the end of the paper on a new numbered page the sources listed on this page and the ones you cite within the text must align exactly formatting placement place the references page at the end. Apa style this handout is based on the 6 th edition of the publication manual of the american psychological association (apa), but is not a comprehensive guide for all rules and the reference list should be on a new page, double spaced, and use the hanging indent concise rules of apa style, 6th ed washington. Below are standard formats and examples for basic bibliographic information recommended by the american psychological association (apa) for more information on the apa format, see http://wwwapastyleorg basics your list of works cited should begin at the end of the paper on a new page with the centered title,. For every in-text citation in your paper, there must be a corresponding entry in your reference list apa in-text citation style uses the author's last name and the year of publication, for example: (field, 2005) for direct quotations, include the page number as well, for example: (field, 2005, p 14) for sources. The references page is an alphabetized list of every source that was referenced throughout a research paper format each entry as a hanging indentation and alphabetize the entries based on the authors' last names.
Apa (american psychological association) style is most frequently used within the social sciences, in order to cite various sources this apa citation guide, revised according to the 6th edition of the apa manual, provides the general format for in-text citations and the reference page for more information, please consult the. General format in-text citation (paraphrase): (title of specific document, year) note: if the title of a document is long, use a shortened version for the in-text citations in-text citation (quotation): (title of specific document, year, page or paragraph number [if available]) references: title of specific. Apa style sample reference page 1 prepared by susan lester, center for academic excellence, saint joseph college, august 2009 sample reference page following is a sample reference page constructed according to the sixth edition of the publication manual of the american psychological association.
Apa citation examples based on apa publication manual, 6th edition (2009) and style guide to electronic references (2012) some general rules in-text citations authors titles volume and issue numbers page numbers undated sources citing a source within a source reference list examples articles. View our visual citation guide on how to cite a website in apa format ads keep us free upgrade to remove report this ad try our website evaluation tool in the essay tools menu ads keep us free upgrade to remove report this ad did you know you can format title pages with easybib ads keep us free upgrade to. Reference list: author/authors your reference list or citation page should be in alphabetical order by author if a work you are citing doesn't have an author you alphabetize by the first word in the article the following rules for handling works by a single author or multiple authors apply to all apa-style.
Note also that walden university allows students to use the new doi format detailed in the apa style guide to electronic resources, but walden will not require this new format until it is integrated into a future 7th edition manual for more on citing electronic resources, see electronic sources references articles reference. Reference list citations for ashford university assignments must be formatted according to the apa 6th edition specifications each citation requires general there are unique formatting rules to follow for each reference citation, but generally, remember these key rules for the whole references page: center the word. Apa: sample references page spacing apa style dictates that the references page should be double-spaced, and that entries should be formatted with a hanging indent a hanging indent is formatted so that the first line of each entry is at the left margin and subsequent lines in the same entry should be indented.
A list of references should be given on a separate page(s) at the end of an apa document every reference cited in the text should be listed on the reference page(s), and every reference listed on the reference page(s) should be cited in the text however, note that secondary sources are not necessary as. Cardinal cushing library, emmanuel college, boston last updated: 8/30/2013 formatting a reference page in apa style (pc word 2010) 1 type references on the top of the page 2 center the text by highlighting the word and clicking on the center option, which is found under the home tab in word 3 with the text.