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Writing a Bibliography: APA Format-standard formats and examples

Writing a Bibliography: APA Format-standard formats and examples

Here are standard formats and examples for basic information that is bibliographic by the American Psychological Association (APA). For more information on the APA format, see http://www.apastyle.org.

Your directory of works cited has to start at the end of the paper on a new page with the centered title, References. Alphabetize the entries in your list because of the author’s last name, utilizing the letter-by-letter system (ignore spaces and other punctuation.) Only the initials of the first and names that are middle given. In the event that author’s name is unknown, alphabetize because of the title, ignoring any A, An, or The.

For dates, spell out of the names of months within the text of your paper, but abbreviate them into the range of works cited, with the exception of May, June, and July. Use either the day-month-year style (22 July 1999) or the month-day-year style (July 22, 1999) and be consistent. Read more