How to do an APA Reference page

Start your References on a new separate page. References are always listed in alphabetical order, are double spaced, and have a hanging indentation. Indent after 1st line (one half inch). Use Times New Roman size 12 font. If there is no author, the reference citation starts with the first word of the article title. Author names are inverted (last name first and then only initials of author(s) first name and/or middle name).

Capitalize the major words in a journal title, but capitalize only the first letter of the first word of an article title (and the first letter of the first word after the colon in a 2 part title, and proper nouns, in works that are not journals – such as books, articles, etc.

Citation for a book

Author. (Date of publication). Italicized title. Place of publication: Publishing company.

Book (Single author; Use initials for first and middle names.)

Smith, J. (2007). How to succeed in college. Littletown, Ohio: Jones Publishing.

Citation for an article retrieved from a Library database with a doi

Author. (Date of publication). Title of article. Italicized title of journal, magazine or newspaper, Volume (Issue), Pages. doi(digital object identifier)

Journal article with doi

Ke, F., & Hoadley, C. (2009). Evaluating online learning communities. Educational Technology Research & Development, 57(4), 487-510. doi: 10.1007/s11423-009-9120-2

Journal article without doi - If no doi is assigned to the content and you retrieved it online, include the home page URL for the publisher of the journal, newsletter, or magazine in the reference citation.

Citation for an article retrieved from a Library database without a doi

Author. (Date of publication). Title of article. Italicized title of journal, magazine or newspaper, Volume (Issue), Pages. Retrieved from http://www.xxxxxxxxxx
(home page URL for the journal, newsletter, or magazine)

Parrish, P. & Linder-VanBerschot, J. (2010). Cultural dimensions of learning: Addressing the challenges of multicultural instruction. International Review of Research in Open & Distance Learning, 11(2), 1-19. Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl

Citation for an Internet site

Author. (Date of publication). Title of page OR Italicized title of site. Retrieved from web address.

Newspaper article found on the Internet:

Baker, J. K. (2000, January 23). Is your profile on Facebook? New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com

Stand-alone document (site) on the Internet, no author, title of site, no date:

Tips to help you organize. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.organizetips.com/course2.htm#5ds

Article found on the Internet from the WebMD website:

Hypertension/high blood pressure center: Symptoms of high blood pressure. (2012, May 19). Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/guide/hypertension-symptoms-high-blood-pressure

Sample Reference page:

References

Baker, J. K. (2000, January 23). Is your profile on Facebook? New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com

Hypertension/high blood pressure center: Symptoms of high blood pressure. (2012, May 19). Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/guide/hypertension-symptoms-high-blood-pressure

Ke, F., & Hoadley, C. (2009). Evaluating online learning communities. Educational Technology Research & Development, 57(4), 487-510. doi: 10.1007/s11423-009-9120-2

Parrish, P. & Linder-VanBerschot, J. (2010). Cultural dimensions of learning: Addressing the challenges of multicultural instruction. International Review of Research in Open & Distance Learning, 11(2), 1-19. Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl

Smith, J. (2007). How to succeed in college. Littletown, Ohio: Jones Publishing.

Tips to help you organize. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.organizetips.com/course2.htm#5d