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

Answer

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 https://libguides.swansea.ac.uk/APA7Referencing/List

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

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  • Last Updated Jun 07, 2024
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