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Academic Writing and Referencing Style: APA Reference List

The Reference List in APA

Citations to information sources used or relied upon occur in two(2) places within a document. Firstly, "in-text" and secondly, with citations in full, as a Reference List at the end of the complete document.

The brief in-text citations are intended to direct the reader to the full details of citations as found in the Reference List. The Reference List provides information necessary to identify and retrieve each source.

Entries in the Reference List must be arranged in a single alphabetical order by the surname of the first author. If there is no author alphabetise the entry by the first significant word of the title and interfile with works which have author(s).

For example: 

Examples of Article with Reference List with seven citations.