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APA 7th Referencing: Reference List

This guide provides information and resources for students and staff about APA 7th, the referencing style used at William Angliss Institute.

How to write an APA Reference List

One main purpose of a reference list is to enable readers to identify and retrieve the sources that you have used. Therefore reference data needs to be correct and complete. When constructing a reference list follow the points below.

  • Start the list on a new page, usually placed at the end of the document.
  • Use the heading 'References' at the top of the list (centre aligned).
  • Include all the sources cited in the written work (sources that you have paraphrased or quoted from), but not other sources.
  • Arrange the list in alphabetical order by author name.
    • For multiple works by the same author, see section, 'Examples of in-text references and reference list entries' within the extended guide.

  • Include the following elements in each entry, if possible: author, year of publication, title, and publishing information.
  • Double-space entries and give them a hanging indent paragraph format of 1.27 centimetres.

Example of an APA Reference List