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APA Style (6th ed)

Reference List

NOTE: This page reflects the old version of the APA Publication Manual (6th ed). If you require the current version, please see APA Style (7th ed)

The Basics

The Reference List is a list of all of the sources used in the research paper. Listed at the end of the research paper on a separate page, each reference entry includes the full bibliographic information (author, year, title, source) for each source. Carefully follow order, capitalization, punctuation, and font formatting. To create an accurate reference list entry, you will need to first determine the type of source you are working with (book, newspaper, blog, etc).



Booth, D., Shames, D., & Desberg, P. (2010). Own the room: Business presentations that persuade, engage and get results [Ebook Central]. Retrieved from

Buxton, R. (2004). The complete world of Greek mythology. London, UK: Thames & Hudson.

Renzetti, E. (2010, February 19). Don't shoot me if my words are your words. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved from

See the Publication Manual: Chapter 6: Crediting Sources