Q. How do I format my references page?


Reference items are listed alphabetically.  They should be double spaced with hanging indents.  Provide a digital object identifier (doi) number for both print and electronic publications.  References for articles retrieved in electronic format that do not have an assigned doi number must include a retrieval statement with the web address for the publication’s home page.  Web addresses are never hyperlinked or underlined.


See the reference page (p. 9) of this sample paper from the Purdue OWL.

For More Information

See References: Format & Examples (Concordia University Libraries, 2018).


Concordia University Libraries. (2018, June 20). References: Format & examples. Retrieved from http://libguides.cu-portland.edu/APA_style/references

Purdue University Online Writing Lab. (n.d.). APA sample paper. Retrieved from https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/apa_sample_paper.html

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