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How To - Use the APA Style Guide

7th ed Reference Lists

Formatting your Reference List


The APA includes the following guidelines on how to format the reference list of your paper.  For more information, see pages 39-40 of the Publication Manual.

  • Start the reference list on a new page.
  • The reference list is directly after the main body of text and before any supplemental information like tables, appendices, and/or figures.
  • The page should be labeled "References" and References should be bold and centered on the page.
  • Double-space all reference list entries.
  • Use a hanging indent for all references.