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APA Citation Style (6th ed.): Reference List

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APA    American Psychological Association, Publication Manual, 6th ed.

The Reference List

When creating your reference list, follow the following basic organization and formatting guidelines:

  • begin a new page and entitle the reference page references (centered)
  • arrange references alphabetically by the surname of the first author or the corporate author 
  • provide a hanging indent for each reference entry
  • double-space the reference list

TITLE OF PAPER                                                                                                                                                           10


Bujak, J. P., & Donohoe, H. V. (1980). Geological highway map of Nova Scotia [Geology map]. 1:633,600. Halifax, NS:

          Atlantic Society.

Doob, A. N., & Cesaroni, C. (2004). Responding to youth crime in Canada. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

Egyptian cobra. (n.d.). Retrieved from Egyptian-Cobra---------/3252

Faber, B. L. (2003). Grasshopper. In World book encyclopedia (Vol. 8, pp. 327-328). Chicago, IL: World Book.

Grazer, B. (Producer), & Howard, R. (Director). (2006). A beautiful mind [Motion Picture]. United States: Universal Studios.

Helton, R., & Esrock, S. (1998, April/May). Positioning and marketing academic libraries to students. MLS: Marketing Library

         Services, 2(3). Retrieved from

Hosseini, K. (2004). The kite runner. Toronto, ON: Anchor Canada.

McKenna, B. (2011, July 4). Newfoundland pulls ahead of Maritimes with oil and mining boom. The Globe and Mail,

          p. B1-B2.

Province pulls plug on toxic hotel bill. (1999, June 15). Chronicle Herald, pp. A1, A5.

Verner, L. A., & Holmes, S. B. (2010). A review of the interaction between forest birds and eastern spruce budworm.

          Environmental Reviews, 18(1), 191-207. doi: 10.1139/A10-009

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