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APA Citation Style Guide: Reference Examples

This APA Citation Style Guide provides practical advice for citing sources, following the guidelines set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition).

How to Use This Guide

Preparing the List

Call your reference list References.

Always use a hanging indent for each citation.

Alphabetize the references by the first Author's last name or by Title, if no Author is listed.


What You Will Find Here

Listed on this page are examples of Reference list citations. They represent the standard citation format for different types of sources. 

Can't find what you need?

If you are trying to build a citation that does not conform to these basic examples, please see the Step-by-Step Citation guide for more details on constructing citations with unique circumstances.  

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