How do I Format My Reference List?
Drawing on a range of relevant sources in your work proves that you have read widely around your chosen topic, so it’s a surefire way to impress your reader.
To ensure your reader’s ease of comprehension you must adhere to the style’s formatting guidelines. In APA format, a list of all the sources that have directly contributed to your work should be placed on a new page at the end of the narrative and titled ‘References’ (center align the title). The references should all have a hanging indentation - the second and subsequent lines of each reference should start ½ inch from the margin.
You may also be required to provide a full bibliography. This is a comprehensive list of all the source material you used to complete the assignment, even if it was not cited in the text. It should include any book, journal, article etc. that you may have consulted throughout your research and writing process in order to get a deeper understanding of the subject at hand.
Fernández-Manzanal, R., Rodríguez-Barreiro, L., & Carrasquer, J. (2007). Evaluation of environmental attitudes: Analysis and results of a scale applied to university students. Science Education, 91(6), 988–1009. doi:10.1002/sce.20218
Sound like a lot of work? Although the style guidelines are strict in regard to how references should be formatted, Cite This For Me’s APA citation machine takes the weight off your shoulders by accurately compiling your reference list and bibliography in a matter of seconds.
How to use the Citation Tool
- Select the kind of reference you have from the tab above e.g. book, website, journal, newspaper or magazine.
- For books enter the book title, author or ISBN.
- For websites enter the address e.g. www.yahoo.com .
- For journals, newspapers and magazines enter the title of the article.
- Click on "Enter".
- On the next page, you will need to review and edit the information for every source. Every source will require different information.
The APA Format
The APA citation style was developed by the American Psychological Association, and it is the standardized method for formatting APA citations in the reference page in the field of social sciences, particularly in psychology, criminology, education, business, and the nursing profession. If you are a psychology or a business management student, you instructor will likely require you to convert your references into APA citations. For more information visit apaformat.org