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CDU APA Referencing: Reference List Rules

A guide to help you better understand CDU APA 7th Referencing

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The American Psychological Association's APA website has comprehensive styles guidelines by topic and an informative blog:

You can also consult the print edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association available via Library Search.

Your reference list should follow these essential format guidelines:

  1. Start your reference list on a new page.
  2. Heading 'References' in bold and centred.
  3. Reference entries left aligned (do not justify edges).
  4. Hanging indent applied to reference entries. See the FAQ: How do I create a hanging indent?
  5. 2.0 line spacing. No extra spaces between paragraphs.
  6. List is in alphabetical order.

See the example below, or have a look at the Referencing Sample Assessments page.

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