This guide provides basic information for the creation of a reference list at the end of a document so that readers can identify and retrieve each source of information cited in the text.
For more detailed information and in-text citation, refer to the books below.
Books in Sinclair Library
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). (2010). Washington, DC : American Psychological Association.
808.06615 P976a 2010
Concise rules of APA style (6th ed.). (2010). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
808.06615 C744a 2010
APA style guide to electronic references. (2007). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
APA Style Help. (2009). Retrieved from http://www.apastyle.org/apa-style-help.aspx?imw=Y
American Psychological Association. (Producer). (2009). The basics of APA style. Available from http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx?imw=Y
Frequently asked questions about APA style. (2009). Retrieved from http://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/index.aspx?imw=Y
Learning APA style. (2009). Retrieved from http://www.apastyle.org/learn/?imw=Y
Wagner, J., Seas, K., Russell, T., & Angeli, E. (1995-2009).The OWL materials: APA formatting and style guide. Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
How to Create a Reference List
Basic Components of an Entry
Arrange entries in alphabetical order by the surname of the first author followed by initials of the author’s given name.
Each reference contains four basic components:
1. Author or editor name
2. Publication date
3. Title of work
4. Publication information or retrieval data
When in doubt, provide more information than less.
1. Author and Editor
For Periodical Articles and Books
• Give author’s last name and initials of the first author, up to and including the seventh author. When there are eight or more authors, include the first six...