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Citation Style: APA 6th Edition: The References Page

The References Page

The References Page(s)

Your references page should begin at the top of a new page and follow all of the rules outlined in the Basic Formatting tab. In addition:

  • There should be no extra spaces between citations
  • All citations should be alphabetized by the first word of the citation
  • Each citation should have a hanging indent
  • Every in-text citation in your paper should have a reference

See the example References page below (click it to view larger):

References Page Video Tutorial

For help with the References page, view the video tutorial below. In this video, the librarian shows you how to properly format the Reference Page of your APA paper in Microsoft Word, cite 3 types of sources (website, journal article, and book), create the hanging indent, and alphabetize your citations.

Table of Contents:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:32 Using an APA Guide like OWL at Purdue
  • 1:42 Setting Up the References Page
  • 3:15 Citing a Website
  • 7:00 Citing a Journal Article from EBSCOhost
  • 10:40 Citing a Book (in print)
  • 14:00 Creating the Hanging Indent
  • 14:30 Alphabetizing your Citations

Citefast Video Tutorial

Using Citefast to Generate APA Citations for Your References Page

In this video, the librarian shows you how to use the website to generate citations for your APA references page. She uses 4 examples: an article from CQ Researcher, an article from the Proquest database, an Ebook, and a website.

Table of Contents:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:24 Navigating to and First Steps
  • 1:00 Citing an Article from CQ Researcher
  • 4:44 Citing a Journal Article from Proquest (with 3 Authors and a DOI)
  • 6:55 Citing an Ebook from Ebsco Academic Ebooks
  • 8:37 Citing a Website
  • 11:03 Copy & Paste your Generated Citations into Your Paper
  • 12:00 Using CiteFast's In-Text Citations Guide

Reference Librarian

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Linda Park
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