Your Reference page gives a complete list of the sources used (and cited!) in your paper. Each source has its own entry and will correspond with the in-text citations used in your paper.
In the video below, Keri from the Writing Center explains some of the general formatting guidelines for a References page in APA style.
Check out the example reference entries elsewhere on this guide or visit the recommend sites linked below.
In the video below, Keri from the Writing Center explains how to create an APA-style Reference entry for a journal article found in a database.
Grunwald, A. T. D., Roy, S., Alves-Pinto, A., & Lampe, R. (2021). Assessment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis from body scanner image by finite element simulations. PLoS ONE, 16(2). http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0243736
(Grunwald et al., 2021)
Lustosa, L. (2023). Scoliosis. Radiopaedia. https://radiopaedia.org/articles/scoliosis
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Skin Diseases. (2019). Scoliosis in children and teens. National Institute of Health. https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/scoliosis/
(National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Skin Diseases, 2019)
Frey, K.B. (2018). Surgical technology for the surgical technologist (5th ed.). Cengage.
Note: This video demonstrates creating a title page for a different project, but the formatting and APA style are the same!
In this 7-minute video, you can view a step-by-step guide to creating a Reference page in APA format. The video demonstrates how to recognize and correct the most common errors in database citation generators, as well as how to insert hanging indent-format and proper spacing.
Ellen and Keri are both happy to answer your questions about APA style citations and writing. Use the profile boxes in this guide to send us your question or connect with us.
We also work with a great team of writing tutors who are really comfortable with APA. They staff the Writing Center (located in the Learning Commons) as well as a drop-in Zoom Room (use the link below--no appointment necessary), so you can get your questions answered!