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APA 7th Style Guide: Formatting Your References

Sample Reference List

The reference list is the last page of your paper. References begin on a separate page from the last page of your writing. Put the word References in boldfaced type at the top center of the page. Your reference list is alphabetized according to the first word of each end reference. With multiple references that list the same author, list these in chronological order with the earliest date first in the list. The reference list is double spaced and formatted using a hanging indent. To put in a hanging indent, type your references normally. When finished, highlight the reference list and click on the arrow in the corner of the paragraph tab in Word. Under Indentation, select Hanging from the drop-down menu for Special. To see a video of this process created by Indian River State College librarians, click here for PC instructionsclick here for Mac instructions, and click here for Google Doc instructions.

Example Reference Page

Clatsop Community College1651 Lexington Ave. Astoria, OR 97103503-325-0910Admissions: 503-338-2411Toll Free: 1-855-252-8767Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges & UniversitiesClatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.