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APA Style (Seventh edition): The Reference Page

This guide will assist students in learning APA style and applying it when writing and formatting papers and other course assignments.

Organizing and Formatting

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

  • Label the Reference page References capitalized, in bold, and centered at the top of the page.

  • Use a hanging indent for references. 

  • Organize references alphabetically by the surname of the first author. 

  • Insert page number flush right in the header.

  • Double space references.

Sample Paper

Be sure to select the Student Sample Paper as there are differences between Student and Professional formatting guidelines.

APA Style 7th ed. Sample Papers

Owl Purdue APA Sample Paper

Sample Reference Page

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References

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Baider, L., Uziely, B., & Kaplan De-Nour, A. (1994). Progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery in cancer

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Ball, T. M., Shapiro, D. E., Monheim, C. J., & Weydert, J. A. (2003). A pilot study of the use of guided imagery for the

treatment of recurrent abdominal pain in children. Clinical Pediatrics, 42(6), 527–532.

https://doi.org/10.1177/000992280304200607

Bernstein, D. A., & Borkovec, T. D. (1973). Progressive relaxation training: A manual for the helping professions.

Research Press.

Bottomley, A. (1996). Group cognitive behavioural therapy interventions with cancer patients: A review of the

literature. European Journal of Cancer Cure, 5(3), 143–146. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2354.1996.tb00225.x

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Cunningham, A. J., & Tocco, E. K. (1989). A randomized trial of group psychoeducational therapy for cancer patients.

Patient Education and Counseling, 14(2), 101–114. https://doi.org/10.1016/0738-3991(89)90046-3

Freebird Meditations. (2012, June 17). Progressive muscle relaxation guided meditation [Video]. YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDZI-4udE_o