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APA Reference Page Citations: General Guidelines

This web page offers general guidelines to be followed when preparing a reference page using APA documentation. This system of documentation is presented in detail in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Fifth Edition, Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2001).

The following information about APA style covers order, capitalization, and punctuation of entries in the reference page.


Ordering References



For examples of specific reference entries, please refer to the entries found under "How do I document . . ." on the LEO document APA Documentation: Name and Year.

The website for the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is located at http://www.apastyle.org/, and information about citing electronic sources is available at http://www.apastyle.org/elecref.html.

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Updated: 15 February 2004