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Guide to APA Style 7th Edition

H/T to Adam Williams at the Boston College Library for use of this guide, as well as contributions from Purdue OWL,, and the Himmelfarb Medical Library of George Washington University.

Basic Rules

These are some basic rules for your references page:

  • References is centered and bolded at the top of the page
  • Arrange references in alphabetical order by the author's last name.
  • Double space between and within references.
  • Use initials for the first and middle names of authors.
  • Have a hanging indent at the second line of the reference.

Reference Examples and Resources

APA Style - References covers the essentials of references you include in your paper.