In an essay using APA format, how do I list sources on my References page?




Because there are numerous ways to list sources on a References page, knowing what kinds of sources you are working with determines the format of that source. Below is a link to the American Psychological Association (APA) website page entitled "Reference examples."

When you open this link, you will see four categories on the page: Textual Works, Data and Assessments, Audiovisual Media, and Online Media. Below each of these categories are specific kinds of sources relative to the source type it falls under.

Let's say, for example, you want to list a journal article on your References page. Under Textual Works, look below Periodicals and click on "Journal Article References." Once you are on the "Journal Article References" page, you are provided with more options to specify the kind of journal article you are using. The rules for listing the different kinds of journal article sources on a References page are similar, but each requires its own specifics.

For example, if you want to list a journal article that has an article number rather than a page range, you would click on the #2 option or scroll down to #2 to see the correct format for that kind of journal article source. These examples also provide the narrative and parenthetical citations you will use in the paragraphs of your essay!

This has demonstrated one of the many examples of how various sources are listed on a References page. If you require more help beyond this FAQ, please contact the Academic Success Center by texting, emailing, or submitting a question. 

  • Last Updated May 18, 2023
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