How do I format my APA (7th ed.) reference list correctly?


It is important that your reference list is formatted in the correct APA style.  This is sometimes where students struggle and spend a long time manually formatting their lists; however there are a number of tools in word that can make this process quicker and easier for you.

Key points

  • The reference list should start on a new page.
  • Your reference list should include everything** you have cited in your assignment NOT everything you have read (which is called a bibliography).
  • It should be alphabetical according to author’s surname.
  • It should be double-spaced and indented.

See the screencast on how you can format your reference list correctly using word

**Except Acts and case law these are not listed in the reference list


  • Last Updated Jun 07, 2024
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  • Answered By Elen Davies

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